Welcome to the Distribute Restricted Site
A near real-time display of summarized daily data for influenza surveillance.
Distribute Restricted Site is closing down, see: http://endofdistribute.blogspot.com/

About Distribute

The Distribute project seeks to inform influenza response by enhancing and supporting Emergency Department surveillance with aggregate level data in order to effectively analyze patterns of healthcare seeking behavior, infection spread, and severity of illness, for a more timely response and investigation.

Visit the Public Distribute site to view publicly accessible data and learn more about the initiative.

About the Restricted Site

The Restricted site is available to data contributors of the Distribute system. It contains descriptions of some of the characteristics of each data contributer, such as number of hospitals, syndrome definitions, contact information, estimated population, etc. (site metadata).

The site includes interactive visualization features that allow comparison queries of data, data timeliness features with visualizations of upload patterns and upload history calendars. Data for contributors are uploaded through the Restricted site. The Distribute project is a participatory effort that relies on feedback from the Distribute community of practice.

Please feel free to contact us at distribute@cirg.washington.edu with requested features and suggestions for improvement.

Example of a Distribute Restricted Chart
Example of a Distribute Restricted Chart

Get Access

Please contact us by sending email to distribute-access@cirg.washington.edu. If you would like to use an account you already have to sign in (if it is with Google/Gmail, Protect Network, or UW NetID), please include your username (and which provider you want us to use) in your email message.
Also, please make clear your relationship to a specific Distribute data contributor.

Current Users

You must log in to view detailed data. Choose your log in method:

ProtectNetwork UserIDs enable secure, standards based, authorized logins to Distribute. More...

ProtectNetwork is an independently managed, no-cost, authentication service, secured using open standard technologies such as SAML and Shibboleth. Distribute never needs to know your password, and you can create accounts and recover lost passwords online directly from ProtectNetwork.org. This ID is only as secure as your ability to keep your password safe, and as secure as the ProtectNetwork servers. It is as reliable as ProtectNetwork's servers. We know of only one serious outage in the fall of 2009, which prevented logins for about a day. ProtectNetwork is part of the InCommon university and government authentication federation.

ProtectNetwork is free - Step-by-step instructions for creating anaccount can be found here. Once you have registered, then request authorization to use the system by sending email with the name of that account (not the password) to distribute-access@cirg.washington.edu.

It is a good practice to use different passwords for each login you have, or at least for each independent source of logins (in otherwords, don't use your bank password for your ProtectNetwork account).

ID's enable secure, convenient shared logins between Distribute and Google applications. More...

Google supports the OpenID 2.0 protocol, offering authentication services as an OpenID provider. On request from Distribute, Google authenticates users who are signing in with an existing Google account, and returns the Google ID so Distribute can recognize the user. You will see a message saying Google will share personal information with the system requesting authentication, but the only personal information sent is your Google ID (often your Gmail email address). Distribute never needs to know your password, and you can create accounts and recover lost passwords online directly from Google, as you would for a Gmail acount. This ID is only as secure as your ability to keep your password safe, and as secure as the Google servers. It is as reliable as Google's authentication for Gmail and other Google services.

Google IDs are free. Once you have created a Gmail account, or other Google ID, then request authorization to use the system by sending email with the name of that account (not the password) to distribute-access@cirg.washington.edu.

It is a good practice to use different passwords for each login you have, or at least for each independent source of logins (in otherwords, don't use your bank password for your Google/Gmail account).

University of Washington provides login service through it's UW NetID system. More...

UW NetID is used by students, faculty, staff and other members of the Unviersity of Washignton Community on a daily basis. It is part of the InCommon federation. This ID is only as secure as your ability to keep your password safe, and as secure as the University's internal authentication servers. In our experience, it has been highly reliable. Accounts need to be issued through a UW sponsor, but can be issued to non-university people. The holder of an account can administer the account services, and recover passwords (through a help-desk call and verbal identity verification) independent of the account sponsor.

UW NetIDs are free. If you already have one, send email with the name of that account (not the password) to distribute-access@cirg.washington.edu. If you feel this kind of account is appropriate for you, and you don't have a UWNetID, send inquiries to to distribute-access@cirg.washington.edu.

It is a good practice to use different passwords for each login you have, or at least for each independent source of logins (in otherwords, don't use your bank password for your UW NetID account).

CIRG (Clinical Informatics Research Group) provides secure sign on using HTTP based "basic authentication" for Distribute. More...

Basic Authentication is a username and password assigned and managed directly by the UW Clinical Informatics Research Group. With basic authentication, you stay signed on as long as your browser window remains open. This ID is only as secure as your ability to keep your password safe, and as secure as servers. We believe CIRG accounts to be highly secure and reliable. CIRG supports several internal methods of authentication in addition to Basic Authentication, but at present only Basic is used for Distribute production servers.

CIRG IDs are free. If you feel this kind of account is appropriate for you, send inquiries to to distribute-access@cirg.washington.edu. If you do have one, you already knew what to do.

It is a good practice to use different passwords for each login you have, or at least for each independent source of logins (in otherwords, don't use your bank password for your CIRG account).
 
With support from:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Markle Foundation