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.

What is the goal of the MOOD case studies?

The technical innovations envisioned by MOOD are based on the constant involvement and co-design with users to ensure they meet their needs. The MOOD case studies establish a close collaborative space where MOOD researchers and end-users discuss together the development of Epidemic Intelligence (EI) tools for a routine use. The case studies focus on model pathogens based on (1) their current impact on the European public health in terms of burden in humans and animals; (2) the economic cost related to their medical care and for outbreak monitoring and control; (3) their sensitivity to climate and other environmental changes and the potential to further emerge; (4) their representativeness of different disease systems (transmission routes) for which different data streams are needed to monitor and early detect possible outbreaks.

In the past year, the MOOD sociologists worked with end-users from Public Health and Veterinary Health agencies from five different countries to identify their daily working routines and desired innovations to improve disease detection, monitoring and assessment. This analysis provided an up-to-date overview of the innovations that end-users expect from the MOOD project.

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

Data & Covariates

Text Mining


Tool Access

MOOD platform for Epidemic Intelligence

MOOD’s main objective is to significantly contribute to the fight against infectious disease threats, including AMR and unknown diseases, by improving the early detection, follow-up, and assessment of infectious disease threats. The case studies aim to facilitate the interactions and exchange between researchers and users while developing generic, open-source tools to enhance epidemic intelligence, that will be:
1. Adapted to users needs, i.e. that respond in an efficient and relevant way to the problems they have posed during the identification of the needs;
2. Sustainable, which implies that they are operational and integrated into the reality of their activities and working conditions in a sustainable manner;
3. Integrated generic and disease-specific modules for maximum flexibility and usefulness of the outputs.

How to participate

There are different ways in which you can contribute to the development of a sustainable and functional EBS platform in various phases, including the design, development, testing and validation. Whether you are interested in the overall improvement of EBS or disease-specific tools, MOOD case studies welcome any contribution from Epidemic Intelligence practitioners. 
You will be invited to co-design workshops, interviews, demonstrations with developers and to join MOOD’s event to test out the modules!

Are you interested in the general application of the tool?

If you would like to join the development of the generic tools, you are welcome to participate in the discussions. Click on the button below to get in touch and to receive the program.

Are you interested in diseas-specific tools?

If you are interested in one or more disease-specific application(s), contact the associated case study facilitator and join the MOOD case study. 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!

TBE Case

Tick borne encephalitis: endemic Pathogens transmitted by endemic vectors

Avian Flu case

Avian influenza as airborne pathogens model

West Nile Case

West Nile Virus: exotic pathogens transmitted by endemic vectors

Tu-lept Case

Tularaemia and Leptospirosis as models for neglected endemic pathogens with multiple transmissions

Chi-Den-Zika case

Chikungunya, Dengue and Zika viruses as models for exotic pathogens transmitted by invasive mosquito species

AMR Case

Antimicrobial Resistance

COVID-19 Case

Sars-CoV-2 as a model for disease X

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The facilitators

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

Get in touch

The MOOD case studies are open to all PH/VH. If you are interested in one or more case studies , do not hesistate to contact the MOOD coordination!