Historical facts of FEM Wiki

The FEM Wiki was established in 2010 by the ECDC to support the community of epidemiologists in the European Union to create a body of knowledge to be used by the wider community of epidemiologists.

From 2010 to 2015 many authors collaborated actively to the writing and review of articles related to Field Epidemiology making the FEM Wiki a very valuable resource. 

Due to its popularity the FEM Wiki overgrew its original purpose and supported open and closed groups working in other areas related to Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, besides Epidemiology such as Infection Control and Vaccinology.

The need for definition of editorial rules coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic and the FEM Wiki was deprioritised. This resulted on no updates to the content.

The content is preserved in a 'read only' state, as it might be relevant for teaching and consultation purposes. It is available in ECDC library of training materials in its Virtual Academy.

Note on technology:

The initial version of FEM Wiki was created in a software called Telligent with a number of custom plugins to support peer review of articles, in 2010.

In 2015, Telligent is acquired by Verint. Later the software suffered major restructuration making FEM Wiki developments incompatible with the new software updates. ECDC made investments in 2017 to convert the custom plugins which showed insufficient to keep FEM Wiki a safe work environment.

In 2019, the core content of FEM Wiki was migrated to a SharePoint Wiki which became a safe host for the content. 

In 2022, the content of the FEM was migrated from a wiki format into a PDF format available in EVA. 

Last modified: Friday, 18 November 2022, 2:27 PM