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Ebola Research Database

19 November 2014

UKCDS is helping to compile a database that will list all academic research relevant to the current Ebola crisis in West Africa.

At the request of the Wellcome Trust, which itself is funding a number of initiatives to fight the Ebola outbreak, UKCDS is hosting the Ebola Research Database.

The database will attempt to list all current research, with the aim of supporting alignment between research funders in order to reduce duplication and help develop complementary activities.

The UKCDS Secretariat is compiling information that is sent to us from research funders whether they are public, private or charitable bodies.  We would therefore welcome you sending this page to other such organisations you are aware of to encourage organisations to send us their data.

The database aims to capture those research projects that have been launched in direct response to the West African Ebola outbreak but will not seek to represent on-going research in Ebola or West Africa more generally. It is designed to capture information at the specific research project level, within funding calls.

If you would like to share information, please download and fill in the blank template and send to j [dot] wilsonatukcds [dot] org [dot] uk.

You can follow the progress of the database on Twitter via #EbolaResrch

For more information on the database click the below resources link.

  • Landscape analysis
  • Global health
  • Health and development
  • Natural disasters

Contributing organisations