The National Institutes for Health awarded VIGH a five-year grant in 2011 to serve as the Coordinating Center for the International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) research consortium. Comprised of seven regions, the network provides a rich resource for globally diverse HIV/AIDS data.
The IeDEA Network Coordinating Center (INCC) at Vanderbilt supports the advancement of the scientific agenda and fosters multi-regional collaborations within the consortium by:
- Leading data harmonization and site assessment efforts through the standardization of clinical definitions, dissemination of quality assurance practices, and the creation of data management tools
- Transforming the website into an online community of practice
- Coordinating international meetings including investigator and working group communications
Mary Lou Lindegren, M.D., and Bill Wester, M.D., MPH, serve as the co-principal investigators.