Questions regarding the EpiData Project can be directed to Brenda Guarda, EpiData Project Manager at email@example.com.
EpiData Project - Background
The project is conducted in partnership with the EpiData Association of Denmark, the owner of EpiData intellectual property. Used around the world, EpiData is a software suite designed to assist epidemiologists, public health investigators and others to manage and analyze data in the field. It is also used as a training tool internationally, including the Public Health Agency of Canada's (PHAC) Canadian Field Epidemiology Program.
APHEO supports and influences the further development of EpiData to improve its utility in the field and as a training tool. Through a more open architecture, EpiData will be more adaptable for use by trainers and practitioners in Canada and elsewhere. APHEO contributes to several stages of the EpiData redevelopment project, including determinations of user requirements, prototype development and evaluation, testing using real public health data resources and the application of Canadian case studies. The expected results are improved EpiData functions that are well suited to the practice of public health in Canada and to training programs aimed at students of public health and continuing education modules for Canadian practitioners.
The project produces test versions and documentation of EpiData software and Canadian case studies to illustrate the management and analysis of data in the field and evaluation reports on the functionality of new versions. The ultimate project goal is for the software, documentation and case studies to be used by public health practitioners and trainers in Canada to complement existing surveillance software, analysis software and training tools.
APHEO's EpiData Expert Panel consists of six epidemiologists representing all areas of Ontario. The members of the Expert Panel can be accessed here .
There are two components to the EpiData software - EpiData Entry and Analysis. Both have been used in Canada, as well as internationally to assist in the field investigation of outbreaks. To learn more about the software, to access extensive help menus and documentation, as well as to download EpiData for free, visit their website at http://www.epidata.dk/.
Poster - International Congress on Infectious Diseases (March 2010)
Promotional Brochure (May 2009)
Canadian Alliance for Regional Risk Factor Surveillance - EpiData Presentation (Sept 2010)
Communicable Disease Surveillance Network - EpiData Presentation (Oct 2010)
A Decision Guide on the Uses and Applications of EpiData Entry and EpiData Analysis Software (March 2011)
Project Documents (Minutes, agenda, terms of reference)
Field Guide (Final, January 2011) and Associated files: Outbreak.zip
Survey of 2008 workshop participants re. EpiData - summary
EpiData/CARRFS Workshop Agenda - February 16 & 17, 2011
Field Guide - Chronic Disease/Risk Factor Surveillance (Version 3, February 2011) and Associated files: Steps.zip
Workshop Evaluation Results
Updated: March 30, 2011