Project Tycho – Data for health

TychoBraheProject Tycho, from the University of Pittsburgh (with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation & the National Institutes of Health), is a database created to advance the availability & use of public health data for science & policy.

The project has completed the digitization of the entire history of weekly Nationally Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (NNDSS) reports for the United States (1888-2013) into a database in computable format (Level 3 data); standardized a major part of these data for online access (Level 2 data); and a subset of the U.S. data was cleaned further and used for a study on the impact of vaccination programs in the United States that was recently published in the NEJM (Level 1 data).

Read more about this fascinating project here.  You can also find it on the Health Statistics research guide on the “Incidence/Prevalence” & “Visualization” pages.

Hat tip to Gillian Mayman!

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