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Finalizing new data visualizations
The new, updated GDD site is just the first step in revamping the project’s online presence. Later this year, we’ll be updating our estimates and, accordingly, the way we virtually display them. After all, our goal is to maximize the ways in which people use our data to inform their work, decisions, and even personal habits.
Establishing agreements for sharing microdata
Currently, our modeled dietary intake estimates are available for request by researchers and other stakeholders on our site. But until recently, we hadn’t prioritized making our microdata – individual-level dietary survey data collected by our corresponding members – available as well.
Dr. Gert Mensink
Where are you from?
Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
Meet Jennifer Coates, PhD
My name is Jennifer Coates, and I am writing in my role as Principle Investigator of the International Dietary Data Expansion (INDDEX) Project, which is housed at the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, where I am also a faculty member.
Soon, you will be able to navigate to the GDD website and browse dietary surveys from around the world using our new Data Availability Map. Bonus: you’ll even be able to download select survey data you would like to use for your own research purposes.
The Next Steps in Our Open Science Project
We’re working to expand the public availability of our dietary data; open-access data is essential for developing equitable and effective strategies to overcome the problems faced by the global nutrition community.
Please introduce yourself!
I’m Matt Smith, a Research Associate working at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Together with my colleagues at Harvard and Tufts, we’ve built the Global Expanded Nutrient Supply (GENuS) dataset, a global estimate of the amounts of macro and micro-nutrients in the diet and the foods that supply them.
Felipe Dizon, an Economist at the World Bank, working in the South Asia region for the Agriculture and Food Global Practice (AFGP).