Project Tycho

Nature demonstrates the impact of routine childhood vaccinations on public health from 1888-2010 using Project Tycho data



Date
March 25, 2014
Time
12:00 PM
Speaker(s)
"The Age of Vaccines"
Description

Project Tycho™ provides open access to large scale infectious disease surveillance data.  These data include all weekly cases reported for notifiable infectious diseases in U.S. cities and states. A video about these data can be found here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn9OJy1BPDo.

 

 

In response to the Project Tycho™ paper published November 28, 2013 in the New England Journal of Medicine (http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMms1215400), more than 90 articles have appeared in the media (http://www.tycho.pitt.edu/media/), over 13,000 people from all over the world have visited the website, and 894 people are registered users.  This week an article was published in Nature Outlook using infographics based on Project Tycho™ data to show trends (resurgency, complacency, undervaccination) in the impact of routine childhood vaccinations on public health (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v507/n7490_supp/full/507S2a.html).

 

 

If you have not yet visited the Project Tycho™ website, we encourage you to do so and explore this rich dataset. User registration is short and simple and will give you access to all data.  Once you have a username and password, you can explore, search and retrieve Project Tycho™ data (www.tycho.pitt.edu).