COMPARE is a multidisciplinary research network that has the vision to become the enabling analytical framework and globally linked data and information sharing platform for the rapid identification, containment and mitigation of emerging infectious diseases and food-borne outbreaks.

Scientists share information

Evidence suggests that the rapid exchange and comparison of data is essential to identifying and tackling both emerging and re-emerging diseases, as well as food-borne disease outbreaks.

As the number of global outbreaks continues to climb - infectious diseases are currently the cause of 23% of all deaths worldwide - a team of EU-funded researchers is seeking to overcome old barriers to sharing information, and to gather all data (pathogenic as well as clinical and epidemiological) in one place.

The COMPARE system sets out to integrate state-of-the-art strategies, tools, technologies and methods for collecting, processing and analysing sequence-based pathogen data in combination with associated (clinical, epidemiological and other) data, for the generation of actionable information to relevant authorities and other users in the human health, animal health and food safety domains.

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