Data interoperability needs in One-Health Surveillance

This page is dedicated to presenting the outputs generated by work package 3 (WP3) in the Joint-Integrative Project ORION, part of the One-Health European Joint Programme.
All ORION outputs (including this and other WPs) are available in the ORION Knowledge Hub (

WP3 focused on addressing challenges and opportunities for DATA INTEROPERABILITY in One-Health Surveillance.

Figure 1 below depicts our understanding of the surveillance process within three specific health sectors: animal health, food safety and public (human) health, highlighting the data interoperability dimensions that emerge when collaboration and communication across these three domains is needed in order to promote One-Health.

Figure 2 then shows the WP3 activities and outputs from each of these activities.

Here you can find links to each of those resources. Visit the links to get the resources and any further documentation and details about them.

1) Health Surveillance Ontology:
1.1 dedicated page with all resources :
1.2 direct link to codes on GitHub:
1.3 direct link to codes on BioPortal:
1.4 permalink for access by software agents:

2) Excel plug-in to annotate data
2.1 Install the plug-in:
2.2 Excel template and examples (COMING SOON!)

3) Publication of the Swedish Surveillance Report as Linked-Open-Data
3.1 Page with all annual reports as PDF:
3.2 Description of the work involved in improving One-Healthness in the production of the report (One-Health pilot) (planned delivery: December 2020)
3.3 Data as LOD (planned delivery: June 2020)

4) Data interoperability in One-Health Surveillance – REPORT of challenges and opportunities for increased data FAIRness (planned delivery: December 2020)

5) Results of the EFSA/ECDC One-Health pilot (planned delivery: June 2021)

Figure 1 – Data interoperability dimensions in One-Health Surveillance.

Figure 2 – ORION’s WP3 activities and outputs.

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The One Health European Joint Programme has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 773830.