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What is the Infectious Diseases Toolkit?

The Infectious Diseases Toolkit (IDTk) provides best practices and solutions to data challenges that affect the response to infectious diseases outbreaks. It is a community effort, which was created as part of the BY-COVID project.

What are the aims of IDTk?

The IDTk provides a platform for knowledge exchange to enable data mobilisation, connection and exposure, and use and analysis.

By providing a compilation of past and present efforts, collecting country specific strategies and distilling contextualised best practices from previous responses, IDTk aims to enhance infectious diseases outbreak preparedness.

What does the IDTk offer?

  • General guidelines for data handling, analysis and visualisations in the context of infectious diseases. Where needed, additional guidelines are given for different categories of data.
  • Tools, standards and overall resources that are contextually presented, including considerations for their need and use.
  • A collection of showcases. These are examples that combine and apply multiple resources (e.g. standards, tools, workflows) in the response to one or more infectious diseases.
  • National resources pages in which country specific experiences, examples and resources are shared.
  • The IDTk strives to connect users with the appropriate resources. A collection of tools, resources and training is offered, in addition to signposting external resources.

Funding acknowledgement

BY-COVID project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement number 101046203. Please check our Support page for further information on funding and contributing projects.

How to cite the IDTk

We have not published the story of IDTk yet. Till then, please refer to:

Infectious Diseases Toolkit. A deliverable from the EU-funded BY-COVID project (grant agreement number 101046203). URL:

The Infectious Diseases Toolkit makes all of their materials publicly available under Open Source Initiative licenses. The process documents and data are made available under a CC-BY license. Software are made available under an MIT license. For full details on licensing, please visit our License document.