Who We Are
Sites in various regions throughout the world collaborate to collect and define key variables, harmonize data, and implement methodology to effectively pool data as a cost-effective means of generating large data sets to address the high priority research questions and streamline HIV/AIDS research. The NICHD Pediatric, Adolescent, and Maternal AIDS (PAMA) Branch has co-funded the IeDEA since 2006, providing support to allow the inclusion of patient data on infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant women. The National Cancer Institute (NCI), Office of HIV and AIDS Malignancy (OHAM) has provided funding for IeDEA since 2007. This funding supports the collection/analyses of data on cancer, one of the leading co-morbidities of HIV/AIDS.
IeDEA collects HIV/AIDS data from seven international regional data centers, including four in Africa, and one each in the Asia-Pacific region, the Central/South America/Caribbean region, and North America. This type of data and resource pooling allows researchers to address unique and evolving research questions that individual cohorts are unable to answer.