INDEPTH adds new health and demographic data to its publicly available online data archives
- INDEPTH strengthens data management systems in health research and improves access to information for better science and health policy.
- The freely accessible INDEPTH Data Repository now has datasets from 25 member health research centres in Africa and Asia, which include 27 HDSS field sites.
- The freely accessible INDEPTHStats now has datasets from 26 member research centres in Africa and Asia, which include from 32 HDSS field sites.
Accra, Ghana, 1st July 2016 – The International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Population and Their Health (INDEPTH) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) announces IMPORTANT UPDATES to the Core Micro Datasets and Documentation on the INDEPTH Data Repository (www.indepth-ishare.org) and on its associated data visualization website, INDEPTHStats (www.indepth-ishare.org/indepthstats ). These are two unique online data archives that continue to build and strengthen capacity for research data management, health and scientific research in LMICs as well as improving access to fully documented high quality longitudinal datasets by the scientific community and health policy makers worldwide. Moreover, these datasets also represent a valuable teaching resource.
At the completion of this year’s updates, the INDEPTH Data Repository, launched in 2013, would hold data on over 1.6 million individuals and more than 25 million person-years of observation representing the first harmonised database of longitudinal population-based data from LMICs (for a total of 66 published datasets since inception).
The INDEPTH Data Repository
The INDEPTH Data Repository is an online archive of fully documented high-quality longitudinal datasets from INDEPTH member Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) centres. It is the first repository that specializes in longitudinal population-based data from LMICs.
iSHARE2 2nd refresherworkshop completed successfully in Dubai, UAE from 8th June - 12th June 2015
Data managers from 16 INDEPTH member centres participated in the five-day iSHARE2 workshop which started on June 8, 2015 in Dubai.
The aim of this workshop was to assist member sites with the 1 July 2015 release of the next version of INDEPTH core micro-datasets and documentation for INDEPTH Data Repository and Indicators for INDEPTHStats using Centre-in-the-Box (CiB) research data management appliance. On July 1 every year the INDEPTH Data Repository is updated with fresh data from the member centres.
Indepth added Cause of Death Data based on VA on its freely avaialbe online data archives on 29thOctober 2014. The launch of the dataset has been highlighted in:
- South Africa Mail & Guardian
- INDEPTH Network
- The Wellcome Trust
- MRC The Gambia
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta, US)