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History

Cidacs’ mission is to conduct studies and research, develop new research methodologies and promote professional and scientific training, based on interdisciplinary projects, based on the integration of large databases.

Our story

Cidacs is part of the Gonçalo Moniz Institute of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, and therefore has the same legal status. Cidacs is a complex of services, physical and human resources in integration with interdisciplinary scientific projects developed by multidisciplinary teams in the areas of epidemiology, statistics, bioinformatics, and computing, among other specialties. Its mission is to carry out studies and research, develop new investigative methodologies and promote professional and scientific training, based on interdisciplinary projects, based on the integration of large data bases (“big data”). With the help of available knowledge and high-performance computing resources inserted in a safe environment, CIDACS with its action will contribute to the production of innovative knowledge in order to broaden the understanding of the population’s health problems, as well as to support decision-making in public policies for the benefit of society.

Cidacs was created by decree 32-2016, linked to the board of directors of Fiocruz Bahia, with the following objectives:

  1. 01

    Conduct studies and research, develop new investigative methodologies and promote professional and scientific training, based on interdisciplinary projects and involving the integration of large databases ("big data");

  2. 02

    Promote the integration of knowledge at different levels (population, individual and sub-individual), with the purpose of broadening the scope of Health Sciences;

  3. 03

    With the help of available knowledge and high-performance computing resources in a secure environment, contribute to the production of innovative knowledge in order to broaden the understanding of the population's health problems, as well as to support decision-making in public policies , for the benefit of society;

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    To maintain a network of scientific interdisciplinary cooperation, with national and international partners, favoring and stimulating scientific and technological production in relevant and innovative aspects for the health of the population and for the SUS.

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