This is the goal of Decision Sciences Professor, David Ardia, who along with Emanuele Guidotti from the Université de Neuchâtel, created the COVID-19 Data Hub platform.
Existing databases do not meet the needs of researchers
- Many databases have sprung up to track the status of COVID-19 cases around the world, but they vary in reliability and format. They often revolve around only one region or country.
Using data science to create a more efficient platform
- Every hour, algorithms automatically download the most recent data from official sources covering many countries around the world, ensure their integrity, and merge them into a single database.
- The interface allows members of the data scientist community to connect new data sources to the algorithms and to include other variables (e.g., demographics and mobility).
- Access to such standardized information could, for example, pave the way for researchers to link the number of cases of the coronavirus disease to certain socioeconomic factors.
COVID-19 Data Hub
David Ardia website