Research Committee (RC)


The Research Committee promotes research in advanced disease surveillance with a variety of activities serving the professional and educational needs of society members.  These activities include webinars covering analytics, public health/epidemiology, informatics, and policy topics; a weekly scan of new related journal articles; an updated list of priorities for the global research communities; awards for outstanding publications and student abstracts; and initiation of new workgroups such as the R group for disease surveillance and Technical Conventions group. Past activities have included administration of technical contests to stimulate interest from other research disciplines and furnishing of reviewers and award judges for the Society's annual conference.


The Research Committee currently holds quarterly meetings to discuss action items from the previous meeting, next steps, and new initiatives. Visit the group's home page for past meeting recordings and meeting materials.


The Literature Review Sub-Committee of the Research Committee meets weekly on Mondays from 11 am - 12 pm ET to discuss new publications deemed of interest to the larger ISDS community. Articles are found on Scopus, the largest database of abstracts and citations of peer-reviewed literature, using numerous filters that capture the range of expertise present in the society. Those of high quality or broad appeal, and make significant contributions to biosurveillance, are also considered for the annual Awards for Outstanding Research Articles in Biosurveillance. Selected articles are posted weekly on this site in the Literature Review Library and are also sent out to members who request to receive the list through email subscription.

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January, 2017

December 28, 2018

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The National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) is a collaboration among states and public health jurisdictions that contribute data to the BioSense Platform, public health practitioners who use local syndromic surveillance systems, Center for Disease Control and Prevention programs, other federal agencies, partner organizations, hospitals, healthcare professionals, and academic institutions.

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