MOOD Case Studies

MOOD case studies

The MOOD project is collaborating with national and international Public and Veterinary Health agencies in Europe (end-users) to enhance their Epidemic Intelligence capacity through currently five study cases on airborne, vector-borne, multiple transmission routes diseases, including AMR and disease X.

In the past year (2020-20212), a dedicated MOOD team worked together with selected EI stakeholders to identify end-users difficulties, challenges, and desired innovations associated with their working routine. The analysis of user needs, implemented during this period, provides an up-to-date knowledge base of the problems to be addressed, and to which MOOD intends to provide answers.

The MOOD project aims to build (near) real-time analysis and interpretation of epidemiological and gene sequence data in combination with climate, environmental and socio-economic covariates in an integrated inter-sectorial, interdisciplinary “One Health” approach. To this purpose, MOOD set up specific study cases, that will facilitate the participation of end-users in the current five study cases.

 

 

Watch Renaud Lancelot’s presentation about MOOD’s innovations at the MOOD Innovation for Epidemic Intelligence: User Consultation meeting (13th July).

What's the goal of MOOD case studies?

In the past year, a dedicated MOOD team worked together with selected end-users from five different countries to identify end-users difficulties, challenges, and desired innovations associated with their working routine. The analysis of user needs, implemented during this period, provides an up-to-date knowledge base of the problems to be addressed, and to which MOOD intends to provide answers. 

The study cases will offer the occasion for MOOD experts to help tackle major EI challenges on :

Data & Covariates

Text Mining

Modelling

Tool Access

Workflow

During the activities planned (see below)  both end-users and MOOD researchers will be able to exchange information, questions, and discuss important aspects to best integrate MOOD’s products into PH/VH activities. These exchanges will also make it possible to update training needs, and ensure the uptake of MOOD’s tools and services. Each case study will be based on the following workflow model:

Step 1

Needs

Identification of the user needs

Step 2

Activities

Identification of the activities linked with the user-needs or MOOD's objectives

Step 3

Users

Identification of the users to be involved in the working group

Step 4

Results/Products

Selection of the results/products of research of interest to the end- users and prioritization of the products within each case study

Step 5

Workflow

Set up a workflow with involved partners and prepare a list of prioritized questions to address together with the end-users

Step 6

Contact

Contact the identified users and provide them with a preliminary road map of the work

Step 7

General Meeting

Organization of a general meeting with the entire working group to validate the road map and the prioritized questions

Step 8

Specific Meetings

Organization of specific meetings focusing on precise questions involving part of the working group

Step 9

Testing

Testing the tools in a real context of use and adapt the prototypes with users

Step 10

Final Assessment

Assess the added value of the tools, the process of co-construction and the outcomes

The core innovation of the MOOD project consists specifically in the co-design, co-creation and appropriation of the newly-developed tools, services and know-how by decision-makers and PH/VH practitioners.

Renaud Lancelot, MOOD Project Coordinator

How to participate

EI practitioners who are interested in any of the study cases can contact their relative facilitators. The facilitator is the reference person for each case, in charge of coordinating the work on producing tools and solving users’ problems. 
To learn more about each case study, just click on the buttons below!

Avian Flu case

Avian influenza as airborne pathogens model

TBE Case

Tick borne encephalitis: endemic Pathogens transmitted by endemic vectors

West Nile Case

West Nile Virus: exotic pathogens transmitted by endemic vectors

AMR Case

- Antimicrobial Resistance

COVID-19 Case

Sars-CoV-2 as a model for disease X

The facilitators

The facilitator is the reference person for each case, in charge of coordinating the work on producing tools and solving users’ problems. This will involve:

Questions?

The MOOD case studies are open to all PH/VH. Get in touch!