I am very excited to share that IHME's new data catalog, the GHDx
, is live. For the past year, I have worked with a team at IHME to develop this catalog of health-related datasets. It's been an exciting process and a great learning experience (more on resulting insights in a later post). The GHDx will be launched officially on March 14 at the Global Health Metrics and Evaluations (GHME) conference
, co-hosted by IHME in Seattle. At the launch session, I will provide more background, and we will demo the GHDx and share another exciting announcement together with the CDC. We will also demo the GHDx at the IHME Open House
on March 15, 5.30-8.30pm. Join us.
The GHDx offers two key features for people working with population health data
- It's a catalog of demographic, public health and global health datasets that provides essential information about the data (including who produced the data, where to obtain them, and how to cite them). If you have searched for data before, you know how hard it is to find reliable information even about the existence of data. We have invested a lot of time and effort to research and verify meta-data in the GHDx. And the catalog will grow substantially over the next few months.
- It's a platform that offers data owners a way to share their data with a larger audience. You'll find IHME's research results there, along with other datasets in the public domain.
We also use the platform to manage the data we work with at IHME, make them searchable and capture information about them.
Have a look:
- Get more background on GHDx and the data from the inaugural post on the GHDx blog
- Subscribe to RSS feeds, e.g. for the GHDx blog (where we'll share news about the GHDx and health-related data), newly added datasets, and many others
- Search, browse and explore data from the GHDx home page (here or via www.ghdx.org)
- Send the whole IHME Data Team feedback via the contact form
I am interested in your informal view of the GHDx, tips and recommendations, rants and raves. Just add them below to the comments.