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MIIDI is a Minimal Information standard for reporting an Infectious Disease Investigation, one of the MIIBI family of minimal information standards (Minimum Information for Biological and Biomedical Investigations).
The purpose of MIIDI is to facilitate the creation of metadata for datasets and for articles of relevance to infectious disease investigations, for the benefit of epidemiologists, those undertaking systematic reviews, and many others.
MIIDI has several potential uses:
- It can act as a content checklist for authors, editors and reviewers.
- It can underpin machine-readable Structured Digital Abstracts describing papers.
- It can ensure metadata for an infectious disease research dataset is adequate.
- It can underpin tools for metadata creation (e.g. ISA-Creator).
- It can aid resource discovery by providing consistent semantically defined search terms.
- Machine-readable MIIDI metadata files can facilitate automated data integration
- Machine-readable MIIDI Structured Digital Abstracts can facilitate automated publication selection e.g. of clinical trial reports, for a systematic review.