VMERGE & EDENext Data Portal - Emerging viral vector borne diseases

VMERGE - Emerging viral vector borne diseases is an EU FP7 funded project formed of 16 partners over 12 countries and runs from 2013 - 2016.

The project intends to address the risk of emerging viral vector borne diseases in two main categories of arthropods known to transmit important animal and zoonotic diseases: mosquitoes (Aedes and Culex), and Culicoides biting midges. A research proposal targeting potential emerging viral disease risks related to these vectors will be carried out through original and integrated multidisciplinary approach.  More information on the project is available from the project website. www.vmerge.eu

Much of our data is free to all.  To access publically available data please email vmergedata@gmail.com with your name, profession, institution, city, country.  With a short description of what data you require and what you will use it for.  Please include your affiliation to either the EDENext, VMERGE or other partner projects if you have one.

VMERGE started in December 2012, and runs for three years. The project will address the risk of emerging viral vector borne diseases in two main categories of arthropods known to transmit important animal and zoonotic diseases: mosquitoes (Aedes and Culex), and Culicoides biting midges,  through original and integrated multidisciplinary approaches to design new surveillance and intervention strategies,  including study of virus communities, vector competence mechanisms in selected vector- virus couples, the development of vector and disease distribution models, and risk maps.  For more details on the VMERGE project itself visit the project website www.vmerge.eu.

This  Data Portal is designed as an archive for spatial data and a resource for project partners posting data, tools and links to help them and other interested parties with their research. We continually add to the existing resources to aid the project members in their research, and aim to provide:

  • An archive of customised public domain data for VMERGE partners to use.
  • A distribution centre for data produced by the research teams for use by  partners.
  • A repository of VMERGE and EDENext publications and results for distribution within and/or between sub-projects.
  • A showcase for VMERGE and EDENext outputs.
  • A source of hints, lists, utilities and tips for using geographic data.
  • An extensive directory of links to related content on the web.

Access to the site is available to VMERGE partners and the wider general public.  Permission to download datasets is dependent on user licensing and permission from data owners.  Many of the datasets are also be available to the general public for download as long as they register as a site user, so please register to create a new account, and then log in. If you would like us to add your data or content to the site please contact us at vmergedata@gmail.com.