Table 2

Selected resources, tools and networks available to humanitarian health researchers

OrganisationResource descriptionWebsite
Evidence AidA collection of systematic reviews that provide reliable, up-to-date evidence on interventions that might be considered in the context of natural disasters and other major healthcare emergencies.
United Nations (UN) International Organization for Migration (IOM)Global Migration, Health and Development Research Initiative (MHADRI)—a global alliance of migration health researchers and scholars and a platform to share, collaborate, develop, advocate and disseminate research at the nexus of health and migration.
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)Field research—a free repository of articles based on the field research of MSF.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Library of MedicineDisaster Lit Database for Disaster Medicine and Public Health—a free collection of disaster medicine and public health documents.
NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Library of MedicineDisaster Research Response (DR2)—a collection of data collection tools, research protocols, disaster research news and events, and more.
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)The Humanitarian Data Exchange—an open platform for sharing data across crises and organisations.
Post-Research Ethics Analysis (PREA)A research project investigating ethical issues in health research in humanitarian crises. It aims to identify good ethical practice from lessons learned in the field and develop a tool that assists reflection on ethical issues in humanitarian research.
Nuffield Council on BioethicsResearch in global health emergencies—a project exploring how research may be conducted ethically in global health emergencies.
ElrhaResearch for Health in Humanitarian Crises (R2HC) – A research funding programme specific to health research in humanitarian crises, funded by the UK Department for International Development, UK National Institute for Health Research, and the Wellcome Trust.