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TBnet webinar on August 31, 2023

Welcome to the TBnet webinar on August 31, 16:00 CET!

Title: Building a TBnetHub to facilitate meta-analyses, datasharing & datalinkage from epidemiological studies & study centres.

Moderator: Berit Lange Experts: Veronika Jäger, Manuela Harries

Join us on Zoom!

When: August 31, 2023, at 16:00 CET.

Meeting ID: 856 6310 1880

Passcode: 906954


In this webinar we want to discuss the setting up of a data harmonization, linkage and sharing platform called TBnetHub. We will present the idea and basis for the infrastructure, its building-blocks and how we have previously used similar infrastructures to harmonize and link datasets from different epidemiological studies to inform infectious disease modelling. We would then like to discuss with you adaptations and changes so that the final infrastructure is useful and of benefit to all TBnet members. We would give some inputs and would hope for a fruitful discussion with the experts and you.

  • Berit Lange: Building TBnetHub, structures & linkage to existing research infrastructures of infectious disease epidemiology in Europe (10-15 min)

  • Manuela Harries: Harmonizing data collection and linking data rapidly across epidemiological studies - demonstration of a use case (10 min)


Berit Lange is a medical doctor and epidemiologist and steering committee member of TBNet for Epidemiology. She is currently aiming to build up missing infectious disease epidemiology infrastructures to enhance infectious disease research, epidemic management and preparedness in Europe.

Manuela Harries is an epidemiologist with a background in Public Health and years of experience both in infectious disease research and in the management of diverse infectious disease outbreaks in the public health system. She is currently a researcher in the Department of Epidemiology at the Helmholtz-Centre for Infection Research, running the Serohub and supporting the establishment of the new TBNetHub.

Veronika Jäger is an epidemiologist and senior researcher at the Institute of Epidemiology and Social Medicine of the University of Münster. She is Speaker of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Group of the German Society for Epidemiology. She has longstanding experience in using population-based research in infectious disease modelling for diverse applications.


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