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Good Epidemiological Practice (GEP)



November, 2007

This document is based upon a document developed for the IEA-European Federation. The documentation has been substantially modified over the years. This latest version has been approved by Council.


In these guidelines, we begin by outlining the background to epidemiological […]

Emerging diseases and the role of epidemiologists


There have been many threats of a new global epidemic of a disease with a high case fatality. Avian flu is the most recent threat. HIV became much more than a threat and reminded us of the value of a rapid and international research response, openness in reporting and use of mass media to inform […]

IEA 2017 Election – European Region

Candidate Statements

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IEA President-Elect (2017-2020) Vote for one (1) of (3) three Liming Lee | Miquel Porta | Vinod Srivastava

Liming Li, MD, PhD

Statement of Candidacy

I have been a full professor at the Peking University Health Science Center working in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics since 1997. I […]


This history has been collated from three leaders and an article by Professors Walter Holland, Roger Detels and Johannes Mosbech, all of which have appeared in the International Journal of Epidemiology. We would like to thank the authors and the editor of the International Journal of Epidemiology for their kind permission to reproduce the work […]

Back to School


The really old-school epidemiologists will remember how influential epidemiologists in the 1980s complained about all these new methods that flooded our scientific papers, like the log-linear models, later the logistic regression model and then the Cox models.

Epidemiologists had been served well in aetiological studies by doing stratified analyses using first Cochran’s way of weighting […]

International Ethical Guidelines for Epidemiologic Studies Council For International Organizations Of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) in collaboration with the WHO


CIOMS has recently made their revised version of these guidelines available on the net but it is unclear if they are willing to accept amendments in the light of comments from the international epidemiological community. This Rapid Response is intended to provide IEA members with the encouragement to discuss the documents with the CIOMS and […]

Epidemiology; still a basic science in public health?


Most epidemiologists will know that the occurrence of many diseases is driven by complex social factors and political conditions operating through health behaviours, exposure to risk factors, and ultimately through molecular mechanisms. In this stream of causation many epidemiologists are rafting quickly downstream towards molecular epidemiology or nano-epidemiology (at least the internet domain name has […]