Open Call for experts for the establishment of the PREZODE International Data Working Group (IDWG)

Data and information management lie at the heart of PREZODE's mission. Currently, effective data management is indispensable, particularly in the realm of infectious disease prevention and control. The PREZODE Strategic Agenda underscores the necessity of bolstering accessibility to robust information for research, operational programs, and public awareness.

To tackle these challenges head-on, the PREZODE Steering Committee has established the International Data Working Group (IDWG), to form a team of experts from diverse backgrounds to streamline access to and utilization of data from PREZODE-funded projects and other relevant data sources.

The IDWG will focus on achieving the following seven key objectives:

  1. Identify critical data types needed to prevent emerging zoonotic diseases.
  2. Define roles and governance structures for effective data management.
  3. Address how scientific data can be shared, interoperable, and re-usable globally.
  4. Identify or develop a data ontology and common vocabulary for PREZODE-funded projects.
  5. Create ethical guidelines for data production and use of data in agreement with existing laws and international regulations.
  6. Align visions across members and coordinate data-related activities.
  7. Design and implement a global data platform for PREZODE focusing on research data and operational data for the prevention of emerging zoonotic diseases.

For a comprehensive overview of the IDWG's terms of reference, download the .pdf below

Members of the IDWG are dedicated to furnishing insights and recommendations on ongoing objectives, fulfilling assigned duties, and serving as focal points with national, regional, and international communities and organizations. They will participate in monthly meetings conducted in English. Applicants are required to possess knowledge and expertise in at least one of the seven objectives mentioned above. Please note that this is a voluntary opportunity, and no financial compensation will be provided. However, it offers a unique occasion to collaborate with a passionate team of experts and contribute to advancing global health through the One Health approach.

To apply, please complete the online questionnaire available here.


• Call Publication: April 22nd, 2024

• Application Deadline: June 5th, 2024, 23:59 CET

• Announcement of Group Members: July 8th, 2024

Only complete applications received by June 5th, 2024, at 23:59 CET will be considered.

For inquiries regarding this Call for Candidates, please contact

Join us in shaping the future of data-driven disease prevention and control through collaboration and innovation. Together, let's make a tangible impact on global health.

Modification date: 23 April 2024 | Publication date: 22 April 2024 | By: PREZODE