RECON’s activities are made possible by its members, who often volunteer time and effort for the greater good, but also by funding bodies and partners who have been supporting the organisation since its early days. On this page, we acknowledge institutions who supported RECON in terms of:

  • direct funding: these funders support RECON through direct donations to the organisation, or free/discounted services

  • indirect funding: these funders support RECON through means other than direct donations, typically through salaries of members who contribute to RECON activities through their professional activity, or financial support of events

  • partners: these are organisations which have been collaborating with RECON to co-organise events such as workshops and short courses

Direct funding

RECON has received the following direct funding:

  • R Consortium / Linux foundation: USD 23,300 for the COVID-19 challenge project

  • Zoom: granted free license to the organisation account

If you would like to support our activities, please get in touch by email.

Indirect funding

MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis (MRC GIDA)

Based at Imperial College London and headed by Pr Neil Ferguson, MRC GIDA (MR/R015600/1) has played a key role supporting the emergence of RECON and its activities, by helping us fund various events and supporting salaries of several key members. In particular, it provided the core funding for Hackout 3, which led to the creation of RECON, as well as for our first meeting on outbreak analytics in March 2018.

NIHR Health Protection Research Unit for Modelling Methodology (NIHR HPRU MM)

A structural collaboration between Public Health England and Imperial College London, the NIHR HPRU MM (HPRU-2012-10080) has been established in 2014 with the aim of developing novel analytical and computational tools to improve public health. It has supported events, activities and members salaries since the emergence of RECON. In particular, it funded most of our short course in Sofia and the satelite short course and workshop for the ESCAIDE conference in Malta in 2018.

UK Public Health Rapid Support Team (UK-PHRST)

The UK-PHRST is a unique collaboration between Public Health England and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to provide and coordinate the UK’s public health response to outbreaks in low- and middle-income countries. In addition to the public health response, the UK-PHRST conducts outbreak-related research and capacity building for outbreak response. The UK-PHRST is financed through UK Official Development Assistance funding and supports RECON primarily through salary support of some members and meeting sponsorship.


In alphabetic order, our partners include:

The EPIET Alumni Network (EAN)

The EAN is a regular partner for co-organising workshops and shot-courses, including satellite events to the ESCAIDE conference and via the support of activities of the EPIET/EUPHEM fellows.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

MSF and RECON collaborate on the development of R4epi, a project aiming to provide new, free and widely accessible resources for field epidemiology.

US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The US CDC funded and co-organised a short course in Atlanta on infectious disease modelling in April 2018.

World Health Organization - Afro region (WHO Afro)

WHO Afro has funded and co-organised a short course on outbreak analytics in December 2018.