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REDe is a cross consortia collaboration for research capacity development for ZIKAction, ZIKAlliance and ZikaPLAN. This network needs to be equipped with the knowledge, methods, skills and capabilities to support a high quality, rapid and coherent research response to the Zika outbreak in the short term.

The REDe web application, found at, is the digital face of this regional research network that is able to respond to emerging infectious diseases.

This network sets out to establish lasting capacity to conduct research in the event of other vector-borne and emerging infectious disease outbreaks in Latin America and the Caribbean in the long-term.

To achieve these aims, REDe has a digital component, which enables knowledge and tools to be shared across the globe, transcending geographical boundaries, as well as dedicated project teams who build capacity by delivering training and sharing knowledge within the regions.

The REDe website is a dynamic, interactive web community for the EU Zika Consortia, which can be used to meet a range of project goals, and is supported by an operational team based mainly at the University of Oxford, England.

The REDe website is embedded within The Global Health Network, a digital science park, which brings together researchers from across the world and across different research types and diseases, to enable research capacity building in the places that need it most. REDe can be viewed as a standalone website, but benefits from many of the tools, links and infrastructure of the wider Global Health Network, including for example the popular Global Health Training Centre’s free eLearning courses. Global Health Training Centre provides free eLearning courses in a wide range of topics including ICH-GCP, Research Ethics, Good Clinical Laboratory Practice, Research During Epidemics and Disasters, and many others.

To view the courses available Click Here

Other useful tools on the Global Health Network:

Research Initiation Process Map: Click Here 

The Research Initiation Process Map is a roadmap and toolkit assisting researchers in navigating the processes involved when initiating a new study, and providing useful guidance and tools for each step.

Site Finder: Click Here

SiteFinder is an interactive database of research sites working in global health, and allows research sites to profile their teams’ experience and facilities to enable them to find new research collaborations. Sponsors or those planning new studies can also enter the study details into SiteFinder, allowing sites to register their interest in taking part.

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