HYPOTHESIS: Creating public and open repositories for COVID data

Authors: Alexandra Freeman
Date added: 18th April 2020, 10:39:19

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It should be possible to collate data from a variety of sources, bringing them together into one place and keeping them up to date as a global source data for researchers.

This data could be used to build evidence for planning, modelling, and epidemiological studies to better inform the public, policy makers, and international organisations and funders as to where and how to improve surveillance, response efforts, and delivery of resources, which are crucial factors in containing the COVID-19 epidemic. The epidemic is unfolding rapidly and reports are outdated quickly, so it will be necessary to build computational infrastructure that can handle the large expected increase in case reports. Data sharing will be vital to evaluate and maintain accurate reporting of cases during this outbreak.




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