Singapore Infectious Diseases Research Landscape Mapping

We are happy to announce the launch of the Singapore Infectious Diseases Research Landscape Mapping (SIDRLM) online exhibit. In collaboration with the Infectious Disease Research Coordinating Office (IDRCO) from the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), the exhibit provides an overview of the local Infectious Diseases (ID) research landscape from Jan 2015 to May 2019 with detailed links to the information needed by researchers, the industry, practitioners and the public.

The online exhibit showcases the:

  • Grant analysis by funding organisations
  • Research output analysis by 5 prioritised research areas* with co-authorship network analysis
  • Consolidated directory of current ID capabilities in Singapore categorised according to expertise
  • Trending research publications by 5 prioritised research areas from 2015 to 2019

*prioritised research areas: 1) Antimicrobial Resistance / Healthcare-Associated Infections (AMR & HAIs), 2) Respiratory Tract Infections (RTIs), 3) Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), 4) Tuberculosis (TB), and 5) Vector-Borne Diseases (VBDs).

The exhibit demonstrates its key findings through innovative visualisations to identify local ID capabilities, research strengths as well as some challenges the ID research community is facing. It aims to i) attract more funding for ID research; ii) foster more impactful collaborations among clinician scientists, researchers, and industry partners to achieve better research excellence; and also iii) showcase Singapore ID research to the academic world and the public.

The Digital Scholarship Team at NUS Libraries made use of the data provided by IDRCO with the assistance of the funding agencies across the five prioritised research areas to create interactive visualisations using the Digital Scholarship Portal. You can click on any of the analyses to learn more about the number of awarded ID projects, funding organisations and co-authorship networks.

Click here to explore the web exhibit.

Click here to learn more about NCID and IDRCO.

Click here to view our other projects that we have collaborated on.

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