Analysis and Mapping of Policies for Emerging Infectious Diseases (AMP EID) is a first of its kind tool to inform the future of pandemic preparedness policy and outbreak response. AMP EID enables rapid identification of the global policy environment to facilitate response efforts. This tool creates a single site to examine which countries are parties to international agreements relevant to pandemic preparedness and response, what laws and regulations are in place to govern EIDs, and other relevant factors that will impact a nation’s response to public health emergencies.

Our research team has identified relevant international agreements and national laws and regulations, curated these documents from around the world, created metadata to help understand and search for key policy components important in a response effort, and provided easy access to original text for further explorations.

In addition to aiding in rapid response efforts, these data contribute to ongoing research activities to assess what policies work under different types of governance structures, and for what types of diseases. We can begin to understand how the success of response policy is influenced both by the characteristics of national governance and legal frameworks as well as by the characteristics of the event itself. AMP EID will enable decision makers in jurisdictions around the world to rapidly understand the policy, legal, and regulatory environment they must operate in to mitigate the impacts of an emerging public health event.

AMP EID is a platform that will continue to evolve. It currently identifies which international agreements a country is a party to, as well as implementing legislation for key treaties and agreements. It includes data on national regulations and laws, such as vaccination requirements, export control and data sharing rules, and intellectual property rights legislation. It curates data from around the world and will continue to expand over time. Please reach out to us at globalhealthsecurity@georgetown.edu with questions, concerns or recommendations.


The first two publications using AMP EID data are available here:

Weets C, and Katz R. Global approaches to tackling antimicrobial resistance: a comprehensive analysis of water, sanitation and hygiene policies. BMJ Global Health. February 27, 2024. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2023-013855

McGivern L. Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Flexibilities and Public Health: Implementation of Compulsory Licensing Provisions into National Patent Legislation. The Milbank Quarterly. August 29, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0009.12669



Funding for AMP EID was provided by The Rockefeller Foundation.


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AMP EID is a project of the Georgetown University Center for Global Health Science and Security. The principal investigator on this project is Dr. Rebecca Katz, and Dr. Colin Carlson and Dr. Ellie Graeden are co-principal investigators. Other contributors include: Dr. Sharon Abramowitz, Steven Hu, Dr. Gunnar Ljungqvist, Lauren McGivern, Mackenzie Moore, Iktae Park, Dr. Alexandra Phelan, Dr. Prishanya Pillai, Hailey Robertson, Amanda Rosner, Tess Stevens, Kate Toole, Ciara Weets, and Ryan Zimmerman.