INDEPTH Data Repository & INDEPTHStats

What is the INDEPTH Data Repository?

The INDEPTH Data Repository is an online archive of various fully documented, high-quality datasets from INDEPTH member HDSS centres. Its goal is to enable INDEPTH member HDSSs and associated researchers to contribute and share HDSS datasets with the scientific community in support of the Network's mission. Every dataset is documented, using an internationally accepted metadata standard developed by the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI), enabling data users to quickly identify and obtain the data they require. Through the use of digital object identifiers (doi) the documentation promotes the citing of data sets by data users and facilitates the recognition of the efforts by the INDEPTH Network to make this valuable resource of population and health data for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) available. 

What is the INDEPTHStats?

INDEPTHStats displays the longitudinal health and demographic results generated from the INDEPTH member centres in Africa, Asia and Oceania. INDEPTHStats is freely available to everyone, and will provide researchers, government officials and policymakers, among others, health and demographic information that can guide their decision-making, including crude birth and death rates, age-specific fertility and death rates, infant, child, and under five mortality rates, as well as numerous other health and demographic indicators. Additional indicators, such as death rates by cause of death, will be added in the near future. The indices can be displayed either by single centre over time, or across multiple centres.

Both initiatives will be launched on the 1st of July 2013. Download flyer.

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