IeDEA is an international research consortium established in 2006 by the US National Institutes of Health to provide a rich resource for globally diverse HIV data.
The International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) collects observational data representing over 2.2 million people living with and at risk for HIV, contributed by clinical centers and research groups in 44 countries. IeDEA data are organized into 7 geographic regions and coordinated by centers for the Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Central and South America region, Central, East, Southern, and West Africa, and North America.
IeDEA conducts both regional and global research. Our investigators use the IeDEA platform to share their multidisciplinary expertise and answer high-priority research questions. These include evaluating the HIV treatment cascade, co-infections like tuberculosis and hepatitis, cancers, and non-communicable diseases, including mental health and substance use disorders.
The IeDEA community is composed of investigators, study coordinators, and data teams representing multiple countries, languages, and backgrounds. We meet regularly through interest-based Working Groups to guide our collaborative research projects.
The consortium is supported by the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the Fogarty International Center, and the National Library of Medicine through grants to IeDEA regions in the Asia-Pacific (U01AI069907), CCASAnet (U01AI069923), Central Africa (U01AI096299), East Africa (U01AI069911), NA-ACCORD (U01AI069918), Southern Africa (U01AI069924), and West Africa (U01AI069919). IeDEA’s informatics resources are supported by the Harmonist project (R24AI24872).