Pandemic PACT pivoting to outbreaks

In response to signals of new or re-emerging outbreaks that pose significant public health concerns across one or more locations, the Pandemic PACT team pivot to real-time tracking of outbreak research data. We collate existing data in the Pandemic PACT database and intensify our data collection efforts by more regularly scraping funders’ websites and receiving increased direct data submissions from funding organisations. 

The resulting outputs are outbreak-specific visualisations mapped to our Pandemic PACT research categories and to specific outbreak research priorities as outlined in any outbreak-specific research agendas and roadmaps. 

Our up-to-date tracking enables our global audience to identify research gaps, monitor progress against research priorities and enhance decision making and coordination of limited research funds in emergencies.