Welcome to EMOD training¶
The Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM) develops complex software modeling. The primary software, Epidemiological MODeling software (EMOD), helps determine the combination of health policies and intervention strategies that can lead to disease eradication. We share this modeling software with the research community to advance the understanding of disease dynamics.
However, if you are not already familiar with epidemiology and disease modeling, it can be challenging to get started with EMOD. This training documentation provides extensive tutorials that walk you through prepared modeling scenarios. In addition, you can easily run simulations with the Quick Start using the provided Windows batch files or within the familiar interface of the Excel Front End.
The Quick Start can only be run locally on a 64-bit Windows computer and the Excel Front End is only supported on 32-bit Microsoft Excel, though there is a workaround if you do not want to reinstall your version of Excel. See Troubleshooting.
The Quick Start is not updated as frequently as the EMOD source, so may not contain all parameters available in the latest version of EMOD. In addition, while you can modify the parameter values, you cannot add or subtract parameters from JSON files within the Excel Front End.
IDM recently separated the documentation into this training set and disease-specific sets that provide guidance for researchers modeling particular diseases. If you already have disease modeling experience, we recommend using the documentation that corresponds to disease you study or, if you want to extend the software to study another disease, the general disease documentation set.
- Introduction to the software
- Install the Quick Start
- How to run Quick Start simulations
- Introduction to disease modeling
- Generic simulation tutorials
- Generic 1: SIR - Simple single-node outbreak
- Generic 2: SIR - Targeted vaccination campaigns
- Generic 3: SIER - Incubation periods
- Generic 4: SEIR - Vital dynamics (birth and death)
- Generic 5: SIRS - Waning immunity
- Generic 6: SEIRS - Disease-specific mortality and endemics
- Generic 7: SI - Lifelong infection
- Generic 8: SIS - Reoccurring infections
- Generic 9: Density scaling of infectivity
- Generic 10: Animal reservoir zoonosis
- Heterogeneous Intra-Node Transmission (HINT) tutorials
- Vector and malaria tutorials
- Baseline simulation scenarios
- Scenarios with campaigns
- Vector and malaria 5: Bednet distribution
- Vector and malaria 6: Bednets and pre-erythrocytic vaccines
- Vector and malaria 7: Gametocyte-blocking vaccines
- Vector and malaria 8: Garki project retrospective - IRS and MDA
- Vector and malaria 9: Sugar-baited traps
- Vector and malaria 10: Insect-killing fence
- Vector and malaria 11: Linear combination vector habitat
- EMOD parameter reference