Convened by Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), the International COVID-19 Data Alliance (ICODA) programme was an independent consortium of leading life science, philanthropic and research organisations uniting to respond to the COVID-19 global pandemic. ICODA was funded by the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator Program

World map showing ICODA projects and connections

The ICODA programme supported researchers from 19 countries to access and analyse a broad range of health-related data types, enabling access to datasets from over 70 data partners. These projects addressed major research questions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the effectiveness of community-based vaccination programmes and the effect of the pandemic on health service delivery.

Global driver projects
Researchers from 19 countries
Publications to date

For the full list of outputs from the ICODA programme visit our Publications & Outputs page.


Building on the ICODA programme, HDR UK has now convened the HDR Global programme which seeks to assist with data science skills and enable trustworthy data access, re-use and analysis in regions, communities and disease areas, where evidence to tackle threats to public health is lacking.

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