MOOD Summer School 2023

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MOOD Summer School 2023

May 21 @ 09:00 May 27 @ 18:00 CEST

This summer school will be the second edition of MOOD’s capacity building event, planned for improving knowledge on epidemic intelligence for disease surveillance, including identification of re-emerging infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance, the changing drivers fueling disease spread, and surveillance and early warning techniques in pandemic threats. During these 6 days, hands-on skills improvement through the use of MOOD tools will be highlighted, as well as online materials such as data processing tutorials. You can watch the lectures of MOOD’s 2022 Summer School on the TIB Portal.

This year’s theme will be:

“GeoSpatial under the OneHealth Umbrella”

First key lecturers:


MedILS, Split, Croatia

The Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences – MedILS, in Split, Croatia

Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića 45
Split, 21000 Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)
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+385 21 555 600
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Applications, Registrations, Fees & Cancellation:

Applications are open to MOOD partners and external participants. Please send your application by filling out the form below.

After the application deadline on February 1st, 2023, the selected candidates will be offered a scholarship covering all the costs except for accommodation and travel. You will then need to do the registration, where you should provide PROOF OF TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION in order to validate and book your spot at the event. Registrations are open until 1st March. If you do not send proof of accommodation and travel by the deadline, you will automatically withdraw your application and the next person on the waiting list will be contacted.

Summer School fees: There are no fees BUT ALL PARTICIPANTS should take part in the hackathon.
The event, coffee breaks, and lunches are sponsored by the Europe Horizon-2020 project MOOD.

Activities planned:

Keynote talks every day;

Lectures from 22nd till 26th May;

Internal hackathon on to be announced

Happy hour (drinks) every day;

Lunch & coffee breaks every day;

Important Dates:

29th November 2022: Applications open

1st of February 2023: Applications close

10th of February 2023: Selection for scholarship and invitation

1st March 2023: Registrations close

1st March 2023: Official program out

21-27th: Summer School

Target communities:

1. Analytical epidemiology researchers
2. Young researchers (Master, PhD, postdoctoral researchers) interested in machine learning and disease mapping, disease modeling, disease ecology, spatial prediction, One health (MOOD & outside MOOD)
3. R spatial epidemiology community

Technology in use:

  1. Zoom breakout rooms with Q&A, polls, and similar;

2. Mattermost channels for internal questions, screen sharing, and markdown/code snippets;

3. Computational notebooks on and


To be announced soon. In relation to analytical epi methodology used within mood (outbreak analytics, visual analytics, data, ID modeling, Machine learning, time series analyses) and epidemic intelligence and analytical tools available.


To be announced soon.



+ 33 4 67 59 37 37

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Cirad, the french organism for agronomy research and international cooperation for the sustainable development of tropical and Mediterranean regions, is in charge of the coordination of the MOOD project.

OpenGeoHub Foundation

+ 31 721 1063

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OpenGeoHub Foundation, an independent not-for-profit research foundation promoting Open Source and Open Data solutions, has more than 15 years of experience in organizing and running Summer Schools. Every year, they invite researchers and specialists who they think are especially active (and successful) in developing open-source software and open data and helping other researchers improve their analysis and modeling frameworks.

Video recordings:

All lectures will be video recorded using Zoom webinar functionality in HD quality. Subject to the approval of the presenters the videos will be uploaded to the TIB-Av Portal and MOOD website, and a DOI will be assigned to each talk. Lecturers will be asked to accept the general recording conditions and sign a license agreement. Copyright of the videos will be assigned to the presenters as in standard Open Access material.


What if I want to withdraw my application?

Before the deadline of March 1st : After being granted the scholarship, you can cancel your application without consequences by NOT SENDING proof of travel and accommodation (your registration will then not be valid) and by SENDING an e-mail to ‘’.

After the deadline of March 1st : You can still cancel before the beginning of the Summer School by sending an e-mail to ‘’ but you will have to deal with the cancellation policies of your travel and accommodation.