Scowcroft Infectious Disease Information Platform
The Scowcroft Infectious Disease Information Platform, or SIDIP, is an online environment aimed at increasing understanding and recognition of the issues and challenges surrounding infectious disease, particularly those with pandemic potential. SIDIP is an extension of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, a research institution housed in The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.
SIDIP was created to bring together scientists, policy-makers, pandemic response personnel, and policy experts in a way that allows them to address pandemic challenges in a collaborative manner. One major role of SIDIP is to collect, analyze, and disseminate current research and applied work across sectors and disciplines related to global health. The primary mission is to provide analysis and knowledge that makes collaboration across sectors substantially easier. To accomplish this, a team consisting of established science, policy, law, and business experts from academia, government, the private sector, nonprofits, and research institutes will create summaries of cutting-edge research and new policy directions. These summaries provide a holistic image of the current state of many topic areas within global health.
Another purpose of SIDIP is to create original content, including expert commentary, research papers, and white papers on global health topics. This content is intended to inform and support decision-makers in the realm of global health. All content on the platform undergoes a strict review process to ensure that all articles and commentary are current and evidence-based.
The goal of SIDIP is to further the conversation around infectious disease and help researchers, government officials, and members of the public understand the threats we face as an international community. This site also aims to provide information and encourage innovative thinking around preparing for and responding diseases with pandemic potential.
If you are interested in receiving information from SIDIP or if you are interested in contributing to SIDIP, please let us know via email: firstname.lastname@example.org