Open research

Open research is research that is openly accessible and reusable by others. We aim to develop the RAAB repository to support the open research agenda on research conduct, outputs and dissemination. Making these components of research open access improves transparency and reproducibility, stimulates new knowledge creation and helps minimise avoidable waste in research.

The global eye health community can benefit from open research and to support this we encourage all RAAB datasets to be deposited with the International Centre for Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine for safekeeping and dissemination via the repository.

The chart on this page demonstrates the availability of anonymous participant level survey data from completed RAABs across the Global Burden of Disease super regions. It will automatically update when new data are added to the repository. Available and unavailable categories are disaggregated by the age of the data - availability of more recent data is important to support efforts to advance eye health within broader universal health coverage and sustainable development goal monitoring frameworks.

Select or deselect available or unavailable counts per region by clicking on the series listed on the right hand side of the chart.

Abbreviations: CE, EE, CA = Central Europe, Eastern Europe & Central Asia, HI = High Income, LAC = Latin America & Caribbean, NAME = North Africa & Middle East, SA = South Asia, SEA, EA, O = Southeast Asia, East Asia & Oceania, SSA = Sub Saharan Africa