The Dabat Research Center (DRC) is a member of the Ethiopian Universities Research Centers Network (EURCN). The network was established in 2007 with the support obtained from the Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) and The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The networked research centers include:
- Butajira Rural Health Program (BRHP) and the Addis Ababa Mortality Surveillance Program (AAMSP) owned by Addis Ababa University
- Dabat Research Center (DRC) owned by the University of Gondar
- Gilgel Gibe Field Research Center (GGFRC) owned by Jimma University
- Kersa Demographic Surveillance and Health Research Center (KDS-HRC) owned by Haramaya University
- Kilite Awlaelo Demographic and Health Surveillance Site (KAD-HDP) owned by Mekele University
- Arba Minch Zuria Demographic and Health Development Program (AM-DHDP) owned by Arba Minch University.
DRC collaborates with the network to generate longitudinal data for strategic information for the country and university researchers and non-university communities. The collaboration has two components: verbal autopsy and population updates through vital events registration such as birth, death, marital status change, migration, pregnancy, and housing condition following an initial census. DRC has been benefited from the collaboration in capacity building of its staff in longitudinal data management and analysis.
In addition, DRC has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) to collaboratively work on health and demographic surveillance activities.
Other national collaborators include Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) and Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (ACIPH). The EPHA has provided technical and resource support to DRC from 2007 to 2015. ACIPH has collaborated with DRC for a research on Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine trail study.