ROAD-MAP stands for Repository of Open Access Data – Malaria Atlas Project.
Led by MAP Programme Manager Mike Thorn, the ROAD-MAP team is responsible for the acquisition, curation, and dissemination of MAP’s data estate. We work with MAP staff and collaborators including the World Health Organization, Geneva, and the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle. We also address ad-hoc queries for data and consultancy from a wide range of research groups, scientists, journalists, and the public.
ROAD-MAP is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
We are committed to open access to the data estate we hold, subject to the permissions granted to us by the data owners. The data we have been permitted to release can be accessed via:
- Our online data explorer tool
- The individual country profiles
- Our data projects pages
- Outputs for specific areas of research such as rasters are consolidated in the respective academic projects pages
We are responsible for the maintenance and development of the website and the underlying code and database design. We are developing tools and resources to be of use to the entire malaria community.
We are committed to open access to all the code we write and database structures we build. We are making these available via GitHub.