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East Asia and Pacific        12

“Self-Quarantine Safety Protection” app        12

Beat Covid-19 Now Symptom Tracker        12

TraceTogether        12

Using data-driven, citizen science, spatial-based approaches to develop an open-source COVID19 Pandemic Response Tool        13

Seer and Financial Vulnerability Map        13

COVID-19 Korea Dataset with patient routes and visualizer Korea        13

Open Development Cambodia Health Facility Map        14

COVID-19 Cases in New Zealand        14

Sick Sense        14

South Korea Health Insurance Review and Assessment Open Datasets        14

FluTracking: Tracking COVID-19        15

Sebaran Covid19        15

Indonesia Bergerak: Laporan Warga (Indonesia Moves: Citizen Report) Dashboard        15

Citibeats–NTT Data  Japan Dashboard        16

Data Ventures COVID-19 Response Efforts        16

Mobile Industry Response to COVID-19 in China        17

Pintig Lab        17

FASSSTER COVID-19 Philippines LGU Monitoring Platform        17

Keio University International Surveys on COVID-19        18

Europe and Central Asia        18

Data Against Corona Taskforce        18

Influenzanet        18

COVID-19 outbreak response: first assessment of mobility changes in Italy following lockdown        19

AI for Corona        19

European Data Portal Coronavirus and COVID-19 Datasets        20

CoronaMadrid        20

Telco mobility insights for Government        20

Koronamonitor        21

Corona prediction        21

Vodafone Heat Map for the Lombardy region of Italy        21

A1 Telekom Austria Group–Government of Austria Data Sharing        22

Positive Deviance goes Viral        22

‍COVID Symptom Tracker        22

‍COVID-19 Multidimensional Monitoring        23

‍‍Ghost Data–LogoGrab Social Media Scraping        23

Imaging COVID-19 AI Initiative        23

Liverpool Malawi COVID-19 and CIPHA (Combined Intelligence for Public Health Action)        24

Scot_covid19        24

NHS Pandemic Data Platform        24

Statistics Denmark’s Location Data Work        25

FAQ App "Stopp Corona"        25

L'algorithme D'orientation COVID19        25

Exscalate4CoV        26

ASSOCC – Agent-based Social Simulation of the Coronavirus Crisis        26

Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing        26

European Open Science Cloud: Fast Track Process for Covid-19 Co-Creation Request        27

ANPAS Dashboard        27

COVID-19 epidemic in the Netherlands, an open observatory for quantitative analysis        27

Vienna COVID-19 Diagnostics Initiative        28

Resilience Observatory        28

New York Times COVID-19 Reporting (Italy)        28

Semantic Visions        28

Map of Pharmacies in Île-de-France        29

Issy-les-Moulineaux Open Data Platform        29

Dunkerque Agricultural Producers Map        29

Santé publique France COVID-19 Dashboard        29

Corona Datenspende (Data Data Donation) App        30

Koroonakaart        30

Statistics Estonia COVID-19 Mobility Analysis        30

Covid-19 UK Mobility Project        31

İhtiyaç Haritası /        31

COVID-19 Cases communicated by Swiss Cantons and Principality of Liechtenstein        31

The Demographics of COVID-19 Deaths        31

Moscow Districts Preparedness for COVID-19 Self-Distancing Index and Interactive Map        32

Monitoring social and business environment in Moscow (Russia) by location during the course of COVID-19 quarantine (interactive map)        32

Fighting Covid-19 Challenge        33

NHS–Palantir–Microsoft–Amazon–Faculty AI  Collaboration        33

COVID-19 Data Portal        33

Stopp Corona        33

App COVID-19.EUS        34

COVID-19 Vulnerability Index for neighbourhoods in the UK        34

Maladie Coronavirus        34

Zostaň Zdravý App        35

France Covid-19 orientation algorithm        35

CZ Data Against Covid        36

Sharing data on Italy’s mid-pandemic internet outage        36

EuroMOMO        36

Enel X City Analytics – Mobility Map        36

Romania COVID-19 Economic Impact        37

Coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths by ethnic group, England and Wales        37

UK Major Ports Group Coastal Powerhouse        37

OpenSAFELY: factors associated with COVID-19 death in 17 million patients        38

Mapping Mobility Functional Areas (MFA) by using Mobile Positioning Data to Inform COVID-19 Policies        38

Transport use during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic        38

Providing early indication of regional anomalies in COVID19 case counts in England using search engine queries        39

COVID-19 Coronavirus data        39

Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing        39

Trust in Science and Experts During the COVID-19 Outbreak in Italy        40

Latin America and the Caribbean        40

Online Citizen Perceptions: COVID-19 Pandemic        40

Testeate        40

Confirmed cases and deaths in Brazil per city per day        41

Observatory of Global Responses to tackle Covid-19        41

Measuring Levels of Activity in a Changing City        42

#MOVID19 Hackathon        42

InLoco COVID-19 Tracking        42

Alerta Guate        43

Covid-19 transparency index        43

+Lugar Covid-19: gamified, geo-collaborative platform for coping of the new Coronavirus        43

Jamaica Emergency Response Platform        44

Inter-American Development Bank Coronavirus Impact Dashboard        44

Brazil MonitorCovid-19        44

Middle East and North Africa        45

Track Virus        45

North America        45

US Department of Energy–IBM COVID-19 Collaboration        45

Tracking Citizen's Concerns during COVID-19 Pandemic        45

COVID-19 Open Research Dataset        46

The COVID Tracking Project        46

U.S. Digital Response for COVID-19        47

‍COVID-19 Social Distancing Scoreboard        47

‍‍Elucd US Coronavirus Attitudes Tracker        47

Apple COVID-19 Screening Tool        48

COVID Care Map        48

COVIDConvo        48

Texas Pandemic Flu Toolkit        49

Social Distancing in a Pandemic        49

New York Times: We’re Sharing Coronavirus Case Data for Every U.S. County        49

HealthWeather.US        49

Centers for Disease Control–Flu Forecasting Center Collaboration        50

OurStreets Supplies        50

CoronavirusAPI Public Health Initiative        50

COVID Near You        51

COVID Watch        51

COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition        52

CovidSafe        52

Covid19Canada        52

Flatten Website        53

US Covid-19 Risk Index        53

New York Times COVID-19 Reporting (United States)        53

Dataminr COVID-19 U.S. Study        53

Facebook–Carnegie Mellon Collaboration        54

How We Feel        54

Matr Community Health Tracker App        55

USAFacts Coronavirus Stats & Data        55

COVID-19 Compiler        55

IHME COVID-19 Resources        55

Ontario Pandemic Threat Response        56

Migrants and the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Remittances        56

Mobility Monitor        56

Chicago Health Atlas        57

Chicagoland COVID-19 Commons        57

Covid ActNow        57

Where Low-Income Jobs Are Being Lost to COVID-19        58

The University of Texas COVID-19 Modeling Consortium        58

Census Bureau initiates weekly COVID-impact Household Pulse Survey        58

BC COVID-19 Support        59

Canada COVID-19        59

Real-Time COVID Status        59

COVID - 19 Demographic and Economic Resources        60

The COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Index        60

COVID Stimulus Watch        60

ACRES and Veracuity Launch COVID-19 Real World Evidence Initiative        61

COVID-End: COVID-19 Evidence Network to Support Decision-Making        61

COVID-19 Patient Data Registry Network        61

Where Americans are still staying at home the most        62

Is It Safer to Visit a Coffee Shop or a Gym?        62

COVIDcast Real-Time COVID-19 Indicators        63

Essentially Open North Brooklyn        63

Americans Keep Clicking to Buy, Minting New Online Shopping Winners        63

Americans Didn’t Wait For Their Governors To Tell Them To Stay Home Because Of COVID-19        64

University of Maryland COVID-19 Impact Analysis Platform        64

​Purdue Food and Agriculture Vulnerability Index        64

Los Angeles COVID-19 Risk Maps        65

Canadian Survey on Business Conditions: Impact of COVID-19 on businesses in Canada, March 2020        65

Model-Based Estimate of COVID-19 Burden in King and Snohomish Counties through April 7, 2020        65

National COVID Cohort Collaborative        66

Mastercard Recovery Insights        66

Medical Home Network AI        66

How Did COVID-19 and Stabilization Policies Affect Spending and Employment? A New Real-Time Economic Tracker Based on Private Sector Data        67

Essential workers’ bike access limited during COVID-19 crisis        67

Opportunity Insights Economic Tracker        68

Quandl Analysis of COVID-19’s Economic Impact        68

California COVID Assessment Tool        68

COVID Risk Level map        69

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget COVID Money Tracker        69

NYC Recovery Data Partnership        69

Data Mining on Open Public Transit Data for Transportation Analytics During Pre-COVID-19 Era and COVID-19 Era        70

WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute–Oura Health COVID-19 Monitoring Study        70

Digital Bridge        70

National Wastewater Surveillance System        71

Satcher Health Leadership Institute Study of Racial Impact of COVID-19        71

COVID-19 Data Discovery from Clinical Records Consortium        72

COVID Pau        72

COVID-19 Outbreak Detection Tool        73

South Asia        73

Covid-19 co-morbidity risk maps for India        73

Corona virus tracker - India        73

Nepal COVID19 API        74

Sub-Saharan Africa        74

Coronavirus in Sub-Saharan Africa        74

CoviDash        74

Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) Data Repository for South Africa        75

Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) Data Repository for Africa        75

Fraym Geospatial Data for COVID-19 Prevention and Crisis Response        75

Mobility Analysis to Support the Government of Ghana in Responding to the COVID-19 Outbreak        76

ICU beds in Kenyan hospitals        76

Measuring the Coronavirus’ impact on food security in humanitarian settings        76

Surveillance, Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System        76

Is Africa Flattening the Curve?        77

Impact of COVID-19 on Sub-Saharan Africa        77

The ONE Africa COVID-19 Tracker        78

COVID.ZA        78

Africa UN Knowledge Hub for COVID-19        78

COVID-19 symptom tracking pilot        79

Sierra Leone National COVID-19 Emergency Operations Centre Geospatial Analysis        79

Africa Centres for Disease Control Data Portal        80

GEPP Ghana        80

Global        80

COVID-19 Data Collaborative: Providing functional and trusted access to Mobility Data for Transforming current and future Epidemic Monitoring and Response        80

HealthMap: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)        81

Measuring the Coronavirus’ impact on trade        81

COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator        81

COVID19 Infodemics Observatory        82

CoronaCheck        82        82

COVID-19 Online Survey        83

Safe Paths        83

Predict COVID-19: comparing contagion predictions to improve policy making        83

Disease Prevention Maps        84

Mapping for humanitarian aid and development with weakly and semi-supervised learning        84

Crowdtangle COVID-19 Dashboard        85

Kaggle Initiatives        85

Tableau COVID-19 Data Hub        85

COVID19 Galaxy Project        85

The Open Data Kit: mobile data collection tools for COVID-19 response        86

Data-Driven Curation of COVID-19 News based on bias        86

COVID WikiProjects (Wikipedia + Wikidata)        87

Opendemic        87

UNICEF Innovation - Magic Box        87

‍UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Humanitarian Data Exchange COVID-19 Pandemic Page        88

‍‍How the Virus Got Out        88

‍COVID-19 Digital Rights Tracker        88

CoEpi: Community Epidemiology In Action        89

COVID-19 Data Exchange        89

Location Data in Action: Heatmaps To Track Coronavirus Across the Globe        89

Data Wrangling and Progressive LOD Cloud Knowledge Graph Enhancement        90

COVID-19 GIS Hub        90

COVID-19 Pandemic Symptom Trackers        90

COVID-19 PoliMap: A global repository of policy responses to tackle COVID-19        90

Djinn Sensor        91

COVID-Net: A Tailored Deep Convolutional Neural Network Design for Detection of COVID-19 Cases from Chest Radiography Images        91

Quantified Flu        91

Data Visualization Society COVID-19 Partnership        92

COVID-19 public dataset program: Making data freely accessible for better public outcomes        92

Virus Outbreak Data Network        92

FAIRsharing resource        93

UN Global Platform (Working together, learning together)        93

Collective and Augmented Intelligence Against Covid-19 (CAIAC)        94

MOBS Tracking Platforms        94

COVID-19 Citizen Science        95

Mozilla Social Distancing Analysis        95

Epidemic Datathon        95

COVID-19 Worldwide Survey - IReport-Covid App        96

The COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative        96

MIDAS Online Portal        96

Data Against COVID-19        96

Citymapper Mobility Index        97

COVID-19 Disinformation Report        97 CovidExplorer: SQL access to up-to-date COVID-19 Data        97

UN COVID-19 Data Hub        97

COVID-19 Mobility Data Network        98

How OpenMRS Can Help Countries Flatten the COVID-19 Curve        98

@CoronaSurveys: Monitoring the Incidence of COVID-19 via Open Surveys        99

Global COVID-19 Case Fatality Rates        99

ResearchGate COVID-19 Research Community        99

Data-Pop Alliance’s C-19 Observatory        100

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team COVID-19 Work        100

Carrot Health Critical Infection Risk Dashboard and Index        100

Apple and Google COVID-19 Contact Tracing        101

Amazon Web Services COVID-19 Data Lake        101

Monitoring World Heritage site closures        101

COVID-19 Health Behavior Survey        101

Vespa CORD-19 Search        102

Apple Mobility Trends Report        102

EisphorIA COVID-19 Library        102

GISAID        103

MIT–World Bank COVID-19 Observatory        103

PATH responds to COVID-19        103

FAO’s Big Data tool on food chains under the COVID-19 pandemic        104

UBS COVID-19 Insights        104

Interactive Splunk COVID-19 Dashboard        104

COVID-19: Insights & Feelings - Expert System        104

COVID19 DFI Tracker        105

Predictive Monitoring of COVID-19        105

COVIDEX - Advanced Information Retrieval for Clinical and Academic Literatures        105

Planning as Inference in Epidemiological Models        106

Tracking Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic        106

PsyCorona Study        106

COVID-19 and world trade        106

COVID-19 Disorder Tracker        107

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Clinical Data Repository        107

How COVID-19 Is Changing the World: A Statistical Perspective        107

JPMorgan Chase Institute COVID-19 Research        108

COVID-19 Cognitive City        108

Vivli Platform        108

Yahoo Knowledge COVID-19 API        109

Fitbit COVID-19 Study        109

UCSF TemPredict Study        110

COVIDentify        110

Financial Times Excess Mortality and Deaths During the COVID-19 Pandemic        110

Global Healthsites Mapping Project        110

Accessible M-Lab NDT data for Internet Performance research during COVID-19        111

New York Times Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker        111

Societal Experts Action Network (SEAN) COVID-19 Survey Archive        112

TomTom Traffic Index        112

BBVA COVID-19 Analysis        112

Institute for Data Valorization COVID-19 Data Hub        113

Harvard Global Health Institute Testing Target Dashboard        113

COVID-19 Impact seen by Satellite        113

PeaceTech Lab COVID-19 Violence Tracker        114

Collective and Augmented Intelligence Against Covid-19 alliance        114

CoronaNet Research Project        114

Google Community Mobility Reports        115

Oxford Coronavirus Government Response Tracker        115

Consortium for Clinical Characterization of COVID-19 by EHR        115

KT Study of AI/Bigdata-based Epidemic Preparedness        116

Internet Searches for Acute Anxiety During the Early Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic        116

ACAPS COVID-19 - Government measures        116

Nextstrain SARS-CoV-2 Research        117

COVID-19 Reddit Algo-Tracker        117

Privacy in Crisis: A study of self-disclosure during the Coronavirus pandemic        117


Coronavirus Funding Monitor        118

Call for R&D Projects: AI 4 COVID-19        118

TechForce19        118

COVID-19 Challenge Grant        119

#CodeVsCOVID19        119

AI Techniques to Mitigate Pandemic        119

The COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium        120

MIT SOLVE Challenges: Health Security & Pandemics        120

The Global Hack        121

Epidemic Preparedness: Coronavirus (COVID-19) funding call        121

COVID-19 Open Research Dataset Challenge (CORD-19)        121

European Open Science Cloud: Fast Track Process for Covid-19 Co-Creation Request        121

Call for R&D Projects: AI 4 COVID-19        122

Zindi Africa: AI4D Predict the Global Spread of COVID-19        122

QED CGDV: Flattening The Curve: COVID-19 Data Challenge        122

Call to the GEO Community on COVID-19        123

#AfricavsVirus Challenge        123

Data for Hope        123

Hackathon: Monitoring COVID-19 Effects        124

COVID-19 Business Pivot Challenge        124

UNESCO CodeTheCurve Hackathon        124

QE Community COVID Data Challenge        124

#DigitalAgainstCovid19 Challenge        125

EUvsVirus Challenge        125

COVID-19 Funding Compass        125

The ScotlandIS Challenge        126

COVID-19 Virtual Study-a-Thon        126

The COVID-19 Symptom Data Challenge        126


The National Emergencies Trust        127

Smart Villages: Positivity and Connectedness of Local Communities        127

COVID-19 Image Data Collection Github        127

Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic: RAMP        128

Quest for Data to Analyse for the Current COVID-19 Pandemic        128

Breathe for Science        128

Cough Against Covid        128

Health Worker Wellbeing Survey        129

Detect Health Study        129

Vocalis Health COVID-19 Study        129

Africa Evidence Network Call for Evidence        130

The COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance        130

KDD Workshop on Humanitarian Mapping        130

National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership Convening Around Local COVID-19 Response        131

Coughvid        131


East Asia and Pacific

 “Self-Quarantine Safety Protection” app

  • Start Date: 2020
  • Regional Focus: East Asia and Pacific
  • Description: The Self-Quarantine Safety Protection App is a smartphone application that allows individuals ordered to quarantine to remain in contact with case workers and report their health. The application also tracks the user’s location to ensure the individual has not broken quarantine.
  • Participants: Korean Ministry of the Interior and Safety; various telecommunications companies
  • Contact: N/A

 Beat Covid-19 Now Symptom Tracker

  • Start Date: 27 March 2020
  • Regional Focus: East Asia and Pacific
  • Description: Beat Covid-19 Now is an initiative developed by researchers at Swinburne University in Australia. The website asks Australians to answer a few questions each day about any COVID-19 symptoms they might be experiencing. The data will allow researchers to understand how and where the disease spreads, improving interventions.
  • Participants: Government of Australia; Swinburne University
  • Contact: Richard H Osborne, Swinburne University of Technology


  • Start Date: 2020
  • Regional Focus: East Asia and Pacific
  • Description: TraceTogether is an app from the government of Singapore that tries to track potential coronavirus carriers and spread. Using short-distance bluetooth, the app checks and records if the user comes in contact with any other TraceTogether user. If either party is diagnosed or suspected of having COVID-19, records of contact can be traced from the individual’s phone, pending their permission.
  • Participants: Singapore Government Digital Services; Singapore Ministry of Health; SG United; Singapore GovTech
  • Contact: Form

Using data-driven, citizen science, spatial-based approaches to develop an open-source COVID19 Pandemic Response Tool

  • Start Date: 23 March 2020
  • Regional focus: Australia
  • Description: A group of academics are working to create an open-source mapping platform to aggregate real-time data about COVID-19. The project intends to use spatial analysis techniques to help decision-makers identify vulnerable communities, map fatality hotspots, map quarantine and isolation monitoring, better manage work forces, and assess social distancing. The project is still in the planning phase and has not yet formally been launched.
  • Participants: University of New South Wales; United Nations Association of Australia
  • Contact: Dr Ori Gudes, University of New South Wales; Ana Ouriques, United Nations Association of Australia

Seer and Financial Vulnerability Map

  • Start Date: 27 March 2020
  • Regional Focus: Australia
  • Description: The Australian company Seer, which provides a platform for data analysis and visualization, is providing access to some of its assets for the remainder of 2020. The company intends these resources to help communities and businesses deal with the consequences of COVID-19. These resources include its financial vulnerability map, which provides information on vulnerable industries, employment, and rental stress; and similar communities model, which helps communities identify other vulnerable communities like them.
  • Participants: Seer Data & Analytics
  • Contact: Kristi Mansfield, Seer Data & Analytics

COVID-19 Korea Dataset with patient routes and visualizer Korea

  • Start Date: 12 March 2020
  • Regional Focus: South Korea
  • Description: This project is currently in the process of officially partnering up with the KCDC (Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) to bring more accurate and up-to-date data on COVID-19 patient routes, age, gender, and diagnosed rate. The datasets will be provided via Github and Kaggle, to developers who are interested in applying data mining or visualization techniques on COVID-19 data.
  • Participants: BIG, MINDS Lab, SK Telecom
  • Contact: JoongKun Lee,

Open Development Cambodia Health Facility Map

  • Start Date: February 18, 2020
  • Regional Focus: Cambodia
  • Description: Open Development Cambodia (ODC) provides a map and downloadable map layers for health facilities in the country. The map layers provide information on  the facilities’ location and services and are derived from information made accessible by the country’s National Social Security Fund (NSSF).
  • Participants: Open Development Cambodia, National Social Security Fund (NSSF) Cambodia
  • Contact:

COVID-19 Cases in New Zealand

  • Start Date: 2020
  • Regional Focus: New Zealand
  • Description: The company Ping Insights has created several charts to visualize the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand from Johns Hopkins University and other public health authorities. It includes information on testing and transmission, prevalence, and other statistics.
  • Participants:  Ping Insights
  • Contact: N/A

Sick Sense

  • Start Date:
  • Regional Focus: Thailand
  • Description: SickSense is an initiative by the Skoll Global Threats Fund, Thailand Health Promotion Foundation, and Open Dream to identify early-warning signs of COVID-19 in Thailand. The project collects anonymous health reports from users about whether they are suffering any symptoms. This information is represented on a map.
  • Participants: Skoll Global Threats Fund; Thailand Health Promotion Foundation; Open Dream; digital volunteers
  • Contact: N/A

South Korea Health Insurance Review and Assessment Open Datasets

  • Start Date: 8 March 2020
  • Regional Focus: South Korea
  • Description: The South Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service and the Korean Information Technology Agency compiled a dataset containing information on the country’s current mask stock held by each vendor. This information includes name, type, address, date of receipt, and inventory period. Another dataset provides information on the operations status of hospitals, inspection agencies, and screening clinics.
  • Participants: South Korean Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, Korean Information Technology Agency
  • Contact:

FluTracking: Tracking COVID-19

  • Start Date: 2006
  • Regional Focus: Australia and New Zealand
  • Description: FluTracking is an online surveillance system run by the Hunter New England Local Health District in New South Wales, Australia in collaboration with the Australian and New Zealand governments. The initiative monitors influenza-like illness in Australia and New Zealand through a 15-second survey that receives responses from 100,000 people each week. The project has turned its focus to COVID-19  tracking during the pandemic.
  • Participants: Australia Department of Health; New Zealand Government; Hunter New England Local Health District; Hunter Medical Research Institute; University of Newcastle, Australia; New Zealand Ministry of Health
  • Contact:; 

Sebaran Covid19

  • Start Date: 1 April 2020
  • Regional Focus:  Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Description: Sebaran Covid19 is a tool developed by volunteers in the Yogyakarta Special Region to refine government statistics and show citizens how many cases are estimated to be near them. Using Indonesia’s Ministry of Health’s statistics on high-risk, suspected, and confirmed cases across the country, individuals can receive estimates of the number of cases within a 3 kilometer, 5 kilometer, and 7 kilometer radius of their current location or postal code. Data is updated daily.
  • Participants: Indonesia’s Ministry of Health; Local volunteers
  • Contact: N/A

Indonesia Bergerak: Laporan Warga (Indonesia Moves: Citizen Report) Dashboard

  • Start Date: 3 March 2020
  • Regional Focus:  Indonesia
  • Description: Qlue, a Jakarta-based startup focused on smart city technology, worked in collaboration with Telekom Indonesia’s MDI Ventures and Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency to create a citizen reporting platform for COVID-19. Using Qlue’s platform, individuals can report on suspected cases of COVID-19, crowds, and full hospitals. These reports are visualized in open maps, which people can use to find issues in their community. The platform also provides statistics on reports and a Whatsapp-facilitated chatbot that can answer basic questions.
  • Participants: Qlue; Telekom Idonesia’s MDI Ventures; National Disaster Management Agency
  • Contact: N/A

Citibeats–NTT Data  Japan Dashboard

  • Start Date: May 2020
  • Regional Focus: Japan
  • Description: Citibeats, an artificial intelligence company, and NTT Data, a Japanese information technology company known for its language analysis technology, collaborated to create a dashboard representing topics of conversation in Japan amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The system works by collecting tweets made in Japan over a 30-day period and applying a semantic analysis algorithm to the collection to identify what issue the tweet is talking about, such as health care, sanitary supplies, food security, and the economy. The result of the analysis is then represented in a map, demonstrating which topics are of greatest concern for different prefectures.
  • Participants:  Citibeats; NTT Data
  • Contact: 

Data Ventures COVID-19 Response Efforts

  • Start Date: 15 April 2020
  • Regional Focus: New Zealand  
  • Description:  Data Ventures, a data broker and the commercial arm of New Zealand’s statistical agency, is supporting the work of New Zealand’s National Crisis Management Centre. This work includes supplying the centre with datasets and insights to support rapid decision-making as it seeks to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the country. It also includes the production of COVID-19 Population Reports, which seeks to measure the mobility of the population in six sectors: recreation; residential; retail; tourism; transit; and the workplace. These reports are created weekly and available for public consumption. The information provides residents an understanding of how the country is responding to the crisis.
  • Participants: Data Ventures; New Zealand National Crisis Management Centre
  • Contact:

Mobile Industry Response to COVID-19 in China

  • Release Date: 9 April 2020
  • Regional Focus: China
  • Description: GSMA, in collaboration with the  China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, released a report summarizing the mobile industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in China. The document details various use cases of telecommunications to support emergency communications, support medical response, enhance city containment and disease control, support the resumption of work, and support industry and city management.  
  • Participants: GSMA; China Academy of Information and Communications Technology
  • Contact:; 

Pintig Lab

  • Release Date: July 2020
  • Regional Focus: The Philippines
  • Description: Pintig Lab is a multi-stakeholder network of data scientists, epidemiologists, economists, and other experts convened by UNDP Philippines. Participants collect and analyze data from public and private sources to inform the government’s response to COVID-19. At launch, the lab had created a visual dashboard to capture trends of cases, deaths, recoveries, and hospital and laboratory capacities. The lab is also working on a project that seeks to determine the impact of quarantine on the spread of the disease and on economic activity.
  • Participants: UNDP Philippines; Government of The Phillipines
  • Contact: Shumin Liu,  UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub; Francis Capistrano, , UNDP Accelerator Lab Philippines; Jonathan Hodder, UNDP Philippines

FASSSTER COVID-19 Philippines LGU Monitoring Platform

  • Release Date: 2019
  • Regional Focus: The Philippines
  • Description:  The Feasibility Analysis of Syndromic Surveillance using Spatio Temporal Epidemiological Modeler for Early Detection of Diseases (FASSSTER) system is a hub for different data sources to improve understanding of disease. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the platform launched a dashboard allowing individuals to better understand the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Phillippines. The site provides summaries of total cases, doubling time, and other relevant public health statistics.
  • Participants:  Philippine Council for Health Research and Development; Ateneo de Manila University
  • Contact: Contact form

Keio University International Surveys on COVID-19

  • Release Date: 2020
  • Regional Focus: Japan
  • Description: Japan’s Keio University, supported by, is conducting surveys on public attitudes and behavior amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The first of these surveys focuses on the work, lifestyle, and attitudes of workers in Japan during the pandemic. The study, conducted in July, found an 11 percent increase in teleworking, lower than many other countries. The second survey, conducted in May and released in August, examines the Japanese public’s attitudes and values during the pandemic. It finds high anxiety among people with COVID-19 related experiences and those prone to anxiety, low trust in institutions and other people among those most anxious, and great uncertainty about the direction of the economy and the national welfare system.
  • Participants: Keio University;
  • Contact: Dr. Plamen Akaliyski,  Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management

Europe and Central Asia

 Data Against Corona Taskforce

  • Start Date: 20 March 2020
  • Regional Focus: Belgium (Europe and Central Asia)
  • Description: The Data Against Corona Taskforce is an initiative set up by the Belgian Ministers of Health and Digital Agenda to analyze the spread of Covid19 through telecommunications and health data. The task force, which includes data scientists, data privacy experts, epidemiologists, bioethicists, a medical lawyer and others, will analyze data from the telecommunications providers Proximus, Telenet and Orange. This analysis will inform government actions to control spread and communications efforts through BE-Alert, the Belgian federal government’s emergency alarm system. All work is compliant with GDPR and overseen by an ethical council.
  • Participants: Belgian Ministers of Digital Agenda and Privacy; Sciensano; Data Protection Authority; Proximus; Telenet; Orange; Dalberg Data Insights
  • Contact: Office of Ministers Maggie De Block (Health) and Philippe De Backer (Digital Agenda), (


  • Start Date: 2011
  • Regional Focus: Europe and Central Asia
  • Description: Influenzanet is a monitoring system for influenza-like illness (ILI) in voluntary cohorts of Internet users. The system is based on online survey technology to conduct syndromic surveillance through self-reported symptoms volunteered by participants resident in the Influenzanet countries. The system is active in the UK (, Ireland (, Portugal (, Spain (, France (, Italy (, Switzerland (,, the Netherlands (, Denmark (, Germany (, Sweden (
  • Participants: ISI Foundation (Italy), Public Health England (UK), INSERM (France), Staten Serum Institut (Denmark), Global Health Institute (Switzerland), University of Zaragoza (Spain), Instituto National de Saúde (Portugal),  Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (Sweden), National University of Ireland Galway (Ireland), National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (The Netherlands), German Center for Artificial Intelligence DFKI (Germany), Robert Koch Institute (Germany)
  • Contact: Dr. Daniela Paolotti, ISI Foundation

COVID-19 outbreak response: first assessment of mobility changes in Italy following lockdown

  • Start Date: 13 March 2020
  • Regional Focus: Europe and Central Asia
  • Description: Researchers provided preliminary results of non-pharmaceutical interventions, such as mobility restrictions, on the spread of COVID-19 in Italy. Using mobility data provided by the location intelligence company Cuebiq, researchers could “assess in near real-time the effects of public health policies on the mobility patterns and social mixing in Italy.” They found significant declines in movement between provinces and in individual mobility as restrictions took effect.
  • Participants: Cuebiq; ISI Foundation; University of Turin
  • Contact: Emanuele Pepe, ISI Foundation; Paolo Bajardi, ISI Foundation; Laetitia Gauvin, ISI Foundation; Filippo Privitera, Cuebiq; Ciro Cattuto, ISI Foundation and the University of Turin; Michele Tizzoni, ISI Foundation

 AI for Corona

  • Start Date: March 2020
  • Regional Focus:  Europe and Central Asia
  • Description: This project aims to combine telecommunications and health data to identify “super-propagators” of COVID-19 (e.g. taxi drivers). Once identified, authorities plan to send targeted text messages to them with public health advice and information on topics such as social distancing.
  • Participants: Rosa; Dalberg Advisors; Belgian Data Protection Authority; Belgium Ministry of Health; Belgium Ministry of Administrative Simplification, Digital Agenda, Postal Services and Telecom
  • Contact: Sébastien Deletaille, Rosa; Frederic Pivetta, Dalberg Advisors

 European Data Portal Coronavirus and COVID-19 Datasets

  • Start Date: December 2012
  • Regional Focus: Europe and Central Asia
  • Description: The European Open Data Portal acts as a single access point to datasets posted by national health ministries and national open data portals about COVID-19. There are currently 64 datasets referencing “covid” or “corona,” which can be used by  researchers and skilled members of the public to better understand the ongoing pandemic.
  • Participants: European Data Portal; various European Union member-states; European Union residents
  • Contact: N/A


  • Start Date: 18 March 2020
  • Regional Focus: Region of Madrid, Spain
  • Description: A self diagnosis app where people with symptoms can check whether they need to do a test, and if so, allows for making an appointment in a certain location to avoid collapsing the emergency areas of hospitals. Hundreds of thousands of self diagnoses have been done within less than a week.
  • Participants: Carto, ForceManager y Mendesaltaren, Telefónica, Goggo Network, Google, Ferrovial.
  • Contact:

 Telco mobility insights for Government

  • Start Date: March 10, 2020. Live March 23, 2020
  • Regional Focus: Spain
  • Description: Mobility insights for monitoring restrictions, detecting infection hotspots, prediction of virus propagation
  • Participants: Telefonica, Spanish Government
  • Contact:


  • Start Date: 13 March 2020
  • Regional Focus: Hungary
  • Description: The project focuses on Hungary using mostly official data provided by the Hungarian government, but also shows SIR-model calculation and a map of confirmed cases after fact-check (since the government does not disclose data on locations) The project’s aim is to track coronavirus in Hungary.
  • Participants:,
  • Contact:

 Corona prediction

  • Start Date: 18 March 2020
  • Regional Focus: Europe and Central Asia
  • Description: Deutsche Telekom, the German telecommunications company and the largest telecommunications provider in Europe, has provided 5 GB of anonymized consumer data to the Robert Koch Institute, the German federal government’s disease control and prevention body. While protecting individual privacy, the information will be used to help scientists understand mobility and predict the spread of COVID-19 to inform disease prevention strategies.
  • Participants: Deutsche Telekom; Robert Koch Institute
  • Contact: Stephan Broszio, Deutsche Telekom

 Vodafone Heat Map for the Lombardy region of Italy

  • Start Date: March 2020
  • Regional Focus:  Europe and Central Asia
  • Description: As part of its five-point COVID-19 response plan, the Vodafone Group, the telecommunications company, announced it was using its data assets to produce an aggregated and anonymous heat map for authorities in the Lombardy region of Italy. The information will help authorities to understand mass population movements to control the disease’s spread.
  • Participants: Vodafone; Lombardy regional authorities
  • Contact: N/A

 A1 Telekom Austria Group–Government of Austria Data Sharing

  • Start Date: March 2020
  • Regional Focus: Europe and Central Asia
  • Description: Press reports indicate the AI Telekom Austria Group, Austria’s largest telecommunications provider, is sharing anonymized data assets and analyses of mobility with the Austrian government. The information allows officials to assess the effectiveness of social distancing measures.
  • Participants: Austrian government; AI Telekom Austria Group
  • Contact: N/A

 Positive Deviance goes Viral

  • Start Date: 22 Match 2020
  • Regional Focus: Europe and Central Asia
  • Description: A team of over 30 data practitioners are studying reported COVID-19 testing data and publicly available data to determine whether there was a relationship between the rate of spread of COVID-19 in individual German districts and certain structural factors (e.g. the number of doctors, academic workers, unemployment rate). The researchers hope to identify regions which outperform their peers thanks to creative or adaptable problem solving.
  • Participants: Online Volunteers
  • Contact: Various

 ‍COVID Symptom Tracker

  • Start Date: 24 March 2020
  • Regional Focus: Europe and Central Asia (United Kingdom)
  • Description: Researchers from King’s College London and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, with support from the health science company ZOE, created an app that allows UK users to self-report their health. Through a one-minute survey, individuals can indicate whether they feel a range of COVID-19 symptoms, including coughs, fever, and fatigue. This data, protected by the European Union’s GDPR, is then sent to King’s College London and the NHS. This information can help identify high-risk areas in the United Kingdom, better understand COVID-19 symptoms, and improve disease spread.
  • Participants: King’s College London; St Thomas’ Hospitals; ZOE Global Ltd
  • Contact:

 ‍COVID-19 Multidimensional Monitoring

  • Start Date: 24 February 2020
  • Regional Focus: Municipality of Turin (Piedmont Region, Italy)
  • Description: Compagnia di San Paolo is collecting open data daily about the epidemic in the municipality of Turin linking it to socio-economic and environmental data (i.e. stock values of companies in Turin, tweets about coronavirus in the city, PM10) and trying to add further sources of data over time. The main aim of the research is to understand the evolution of the epidemic, analyzing possible negative and positive correlations with other phenomena that are currently happening in Turin.
  • Participants: Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation; Links Foundation
  • Contact:

 ‍‍Ghost Data–LogoGrab Social Media Scraping

  • Start Date: March 2020
  • Regional Focus: Europe and Central Asia
  • Description: Public reporting suggests the research group Ghost Data, in collaboration with the image-recognition company LogoGrab, has used public Instagram posts to assess whether people are complying with Italy’s quarantine orders. The study, which is not yet publicly available, has been offered to the Italian government in response to the government’s call for resources.
  • Participants: Ghost Data
  • Contact: N/A

 Imaging COVID-19 AI Initiative

  • Start Date: 20 March 2020
  • Regional Focus: Europe and Central Asia
  • Description: The Imaging COVID-19 AI initiative is an effort coordinated by the Netherlands Cancer Institute to train an AI algorithm to diagnose COVID-19 based on CT scans and quantify the severity of the infection in the patient. The project makes use of anonymized imaging data from institutions and hospitals across Europe. Once developed, the AI model will be made freely accessible to all participating organizations.
  • Participants: European Society of Medical Imaging Informatics; Netherlands Cancer Institute; Robovision; Quibim

 Liverpool Malawi COVID-19 and CIPHA (Combined Intelligence for Public Health Action)

  • Start Date: 18 March 2020
  • Regional Focus: Liverpool and Global
  • Description: A research programme involving over 500 staff, covering: 1. Biobanking and Clinical Characterisation Protocol; 2. Diagnostics; 3. Drug Discovery; 4. Viral Dynamics and Protective Immunity; 5. Pathogen Biology; 6. Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics; 7. Therapeutics, Early Phase Clinical Trials and Pharmacokinetics-Pharmacodynamics; 8. Vaccines; 9. Knowledge Mobilisation, Public and Community Involvement.
  • Participants: University of Liverpool, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Malawi, Liverpool Wellcome Trust clinical programme, NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging Zoonotic Infections, Centre of Excellence in Infectious Diseases Research
  • Contact: Jan Nugara, William Hope


 NHS Pandemic Data Platform

  • Start Date: 28 March 2020
  • Regional Focus: Europe and Central Asia
  • Description: To improve its capacity to combat COVID-19, the United Kingdom has commissioned NHS England and Improvement and NHSX to create a data platform that can allow different health organizations to coordinate their response efforts. The data will be stored in a single location and try to protect the privacy of citizens. Microsoft will support the effort with its technical teams while Palantir Technologies UK will provide software components. The London-based AI group Faculty will support development and execution while Google will provide use of its G-Suite tools to allow the NHS to better collect real-time information.
  • Contact: N/A

Statistics Denmark’s Location Data Work

  • Start Date: March 2020
  • Regional Focus:  Europe and Central Asia
  • Description: Reporting indicates that Statistics Denmark, the Danish governmental organization responsible for creating statistics about society, is serving as a middleman between telecommunication companies and local health authorities. The telecommunications companies provide location data to Statistics Denmark, which aggregates and analyzes the information, and provides safe information about patterns to health officials.
  • Participants: Statistics Denmark; Danish telecommunications companies, Danish health authorities
  • Contact: Jørgen Elmeskov, Director General of Statistics Denmark

 FAQ App "Stopp Corona" 

  • Start Date: March 2020
  • Regional Focus: Austria
  • Description: The Austrian Red Cross developed the Stopp Corona app in an effort to conduct “contact tracing” for COVID-19. App users can record their encounters with other people using the app and if a person reports to be ill, the people who are in contact with the ill person will be notified.
  • Participants: The Austrian Red Cross
  • Contact: N/A

 L'algorithme D'orientation COVID19

  • Start Date:
  • Regional Focus: Europe and Central Asia (France)
  • Description: The French Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (Ministère des Solidarités et de la Santé) is administering a referral tool to support residents to determine whether they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. The tool asks users to respond to a series of questions about their symptoms and provides relevant information and recommendations. The algorithm underlying the tool was developed by the Ministry in collaboration with CovidTélé, a consortium of doctors and scientists led by the APHP (Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris) and the Pasteur Institute.  
  • Participants: French Ministry of Social Affairs and Health; CovidTélé, Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris, Pasteur Institute
  • Contact: French Ministry of Social Affairs and Health,


  • Start Date: N/A
  • Regional Focus: Europe
  • Description: Dompé, an Italian biopharmaceutical company, is collaborating with 18 research institutions across seven EU countries to leverage supercomputing capacity toward uncovering new insights around COVID-19 and future pandemics. Dompé’s Exscalate supercomputing platform draws on a "chemical library of 500 billion molecules” and is capable of processing 3 million molecules per second. The researchers are using the platform to test and identify promising treatments.
  • Participants: Dompé; E4C Consortium

ASSOCC – Agent-based Social Simulation of the Coronavirus Crisis 

  • Start Date: 16 March 2020
  • Regional focus: Europe and Central Asia
  • Description: A group of researchers based at European universities are collaborating on a project to better understand the effects of the coronavirus pandemic through the use of modeling and social simulation. The team will use their backgrounds in computer science, artificial intelligence, and mathematics to develop a simulation of different social interactions that can help decisionmakers assess potential interventions. Individuals (based in Sweden) can contribute to the project by reporting their movements via an app.
  • Participants: Independent European researchers. See full list.
  • Contact: Frank Dignum, Umeå University

Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing

  • Start Date: 31 March 2020
  • Regional focus: Europe and Central Asia
  • Description: The Pan-European Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (PEPP-PT) initiative is a project bringing together 130 researchers from eight European countries to develop an application (for smartphones and other devices) that can facilitate contact tracing of individuals with COVID-19. Seeking to build on the example set by other proximity measurement apps while adhering to privacy and security standards, the participants will seek to use bluetooth to log proximity history without allowing the tracking of individuals.
  • Participants: Various. See full list here.
  • Contact: 

European Open Science Cloud: Fast Track Process for Covid-19 Co-Creation Request

  • Start Date: 27 March 2020
  • Regional focus: Europe and Central Asia
  • Description: The European Open Science Cloud, The European Commission initiative to promote open science, is providing funding for projects that use open science research and EOSC communities to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Any individual or entity residing in a European Union member-state can apply, so long as they are not receiving support from other resources for identical activities. Proposals will be evaluated weekly and the maximum amount will be EUR 45,000.
  • Participants: European Open Science Cloud
  • Contact: Visit

ANPAS Dashboard

  • Start Date: 2020
  • Regional Focus: Italy
  • Description: Italy’s Associazione Nazionale Pubbliche Assistenz (National Association of Public Assistance) has created a dashboard on to share information about services their association and partners are providing to people quarantined due to COVID-19. The project aims to reduce the number of cases by providing people with ways to spend their time and avoid hazardous behavior.
  • Participants: Associazione Nazionale Pubbliche Assistenz  
  • Contact: Melania Caccavo and Alessandro Benini, Melania Caccavo and Alessandro Benini

COVID-19 epidemic in the Netherlands, an open observatory for quantitative analysis

  • Start Date: February 2020
  • Regional Focus: Netherlands, Europe
  • Description: The Crowdflow research group at Eindhoven university of Technology has created a Google collab notebook that updates itself daily with the latest data from the Netherlands and from all other countries in the world. This page, setup by physicists, provides an example on how to perform some very basic fit to the data. The notebook can be run and modified fully online, enabling anybody interested in trying to make sense of the data and, particularly, helping assessing the effect of past and future policies.
  • Participants: Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Contact: Alessandro Corbetta, Federico Toschi

Vienna COVID-19 Diagnostics Initiative

  • Start Date: 3 April 2020
  • Regional Focus: Austria
  • Description: The Vienna COVID-19 Diagnostics Initiative is an effort by 20 research institutions, coordinated by Alwin Köhler of the Max Perutz Labs, to expedite the COVID-19 virus detection process. It is also facilitating the exchange of information and developing in-house reagents to help communities and governments better respond to COVID-19. The effort received emergency funding from the Vienna Science and Technology Fund.
  • Participants: Various. See ful list here.
  • Contact: Alwin Köhler, Scientific Director of the Max Perutz Labs

Resilience Observatory

  • Start Date: March 2020
  • Regional Focus: Spain
  • Description: Several researchers are implementing an observatory to measure the multidimensional impact of the COVID-19. We use this information to promote and connect actions and projects. Thus, we monitor and build up resilience leveraging Collective Intelligence.
  • Participants: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, itdUPM, LifeD Lab
  • Contact: David Pastor-Escuredo, Lead Data Scientist itdUPM (

New York Times COVID-19 Reporting (Italy)

  • Start Date: April 2020
  • Regional Focus: Italy
  • Description: Using data of COVID-19 cases from the Italian Department of Civil Protection, The New York Times reported an analysis of the outbreak in Italy in relations to the timing of national lockdown.
  • Participants: The New York Times, Italian Department of Civil Protection
  • Contact: Allison McCann, Reporter, New York Times

Semantic Visions

  • Start Date: 2020
  • Regional Focus: Czech Republic
  • Description: Semantic Visions, a Prague-based data analytics and risk assessment firm, used its proprietary natural language processing tool to analyze the spread of disinformation about Coronavirus in the news media in the Czech Republic.
  • Participants: Semantic Visions
  • Contact: Contact Form

Map of Pharmacies in Île-de-France

  • Start Date: 27 March 2020
  • Regional Focus: France
  • Description: The Île-de-France region of France created an interactable map that allows residents to determine whether pharmacies near them are open. The resource allows individuals to seek appropriate medical care.
  • Participants:  Île-de-France region; independent pharmacies
  • Contact: N/A

Issy-les-Moulineaux Open Data Platform

  • Start Date:
  • Regional Focus: France
  • Description: The city of Issy-les-Moulineaux in France provides a map visualization of local businesses that provide home delivery services during the COVID-19 outbreak through its open data platform.
  • Participants: Issy-les-Moulineaux
  • Contact: Contact Form

Dunkerque Agricultural Producers Map

  • Start Date: 2020
  • Regional Focus: Dunkerque, France
  • Description: The Dunkerque region in France created a map visualization of agricultural producers that are doing direct sales to consumers during the pandemic.
  • Participants: Dunkerque Urban Community
  • Contact: Contact Form

Santé publique France COVID-19 Dashboard

  • Start Date:
  • Regional Focus: France
  • Description: Santé publique France, the French public health agency responsible for monitoring health security and implementing appropriate responses, has compiled official information on the COVID-19 outbreak from regional health agencies, prefectures, and other authorities and represented this information graphically in a dashboard. This content, updated daily, includes information on confirmed cases, hospitalizations, deaths, and recoveries.
  • Participants: Santé publique France
  • Contact: N/A

Corona Datenspende (Data Data Donation) App

  • Regional Focus: Germany
  • Description: The Robert Koch Institute (federal health institution) and data research company Thryve (mHealth Pioneers GmbH) have developed a smartphone app that collects pseudonymized data from fitness-wristbands or smartwatches on physical activity and pulse. This data is linked to geodata on postal code level and analyzed with AI for possible Covid-19 symptoms, in order to get a better picture of mild and yet undetected cases and to improve epidemiological models.
  • Participants: Robert-Koch-Institute ( and Thryve (
  • Contact: N/A General Information: 


  • Start Date: March 2020
  • Regional Focus: Estonia
  • Description: Koroonakaart is a visualization of coronavirus-related information in Estonia. Through a dashboard that displays confirmed cases, hospitalizations, deaths, hospital discharges, and tests administered, visitors can see how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Estonia. The system uses information from the government’s TEHIK (Health and Welfare Information Systems Centre) and is updated daily.
  • Participants: Open Knowledge Estonia
  • Contact: Keegan McBride (; Maarja-Leena Saar (

Statistics Estonia COVID-19 Mobility Analysis

  • Start Date: 19 March 2020
  • Regional Focus: Estonia
  • Description: The COVID-19 Mobility Analysis of Statistics Estonia is an effort to track the effectiveness of and compliance to government-mandated mobility restrictions in Estonia. Mobile network operators provide mobile phone data updates daily with a feed to the Government of Estonia’s crisis management dashboard.
  • Participants: Statistics Estonia, Government Office of Estonia, Positium, Telia, Elisa, Tele2
  • Contact: Mart Mägi, Statistics Estonia

Covid-19 UK Mobility Project

  • Start Date: 8 April 2020
  • Regional Focus: United Kingdom
  • Description: The Covid-19 UK Mobility Project is an effort to track the effectiveness of and compliance to government-mandated mobility restrictions in the united Kingdom, building off similar work in Italy. The project relies on data provided by the mobility-data company Cuebiq and is conducted by the University of Exeter. The project aims to release regular reports.
  • Participants: Cuebiq; University of Exeter
  • Contact: Riccardo Di Clemente, Exeter University; Brennan Lake, Cuebiq Inc.

İhtiyaç Haritası /

  • Start Date: 2013
  • Regional Focus: Turkey
  • Description: İhtiyaç Haritası ( is a non-profit patform coop where people in need of support can meet people willing to provide it. Users interact with a map to indicate where they are or to find people who might need their support. The platform has been used by people during the ongoing COVID19 pandemic to both seek and provide aid.
  • Participants:  İhtiyaç Haritası; online volunteers
  • Contact: Contact form

COVID-19 Cases communicated by Swiss Cantons and Principality of Liechtenstein

  • Start Date: March 2020
  • Regional Focus: Switzerland and Liechtenstein
  • Description: The Statistical Office of the Canton of Zurich, supported by regional statistical offices, created a GitHub repository to collect all cases of COVID-19 in Switzerland and Liechtenstein in a single location in a machine-readable format. The information comes from official sources and is updated regularly.
  • Participants: Statistical Office of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland; regional Swiss statistical offices; Open Data Community
  • Contact: Direct message the organization at or email at 

The Demographics of COVID-19 Deaths

  • Start Date: April 2020
  • Regional Focus: Europe
  • Description: The Institut National D'Études Demographiques, the French research institute specializing in studies of populations, has created a website with content in English and French to improve research into the people most vulnerable to COVID-19. The site, the Demographics of COVID-19 Deaths, centralizes, standardizes, and analyzes data from Germany, Spain, France, and Italy. Researchers hope the site can be used to qualify data sources, monitor the pattern of reported deaths, and address disparities by age, gender, and other conditions.
  • Participants: Institut National D'Études Demographiques
  • Contact: 

Moscow Districts Preparedness for COVID-19 Self-Distancing Index and Interactive Map 

  • Start Date: 26 March 2020
  • Regional Focus: Moscow, Russia
  • Description: This resource by the real-estate consultant RRG and the data research organization Habidatum Lab provides a rating and visualizes Moscow districts according to how feasible it is for people in those areas to safely abide by social distancing practices in the event of a quarantine. The site uses open data on the number of infection cases by location as well as open data on pharmacies, shops and healthcare facilities available by location. As the study suggests the districts outside the Moscow Ring Road - Kosino-Ukhtomskoye, Scherbinka, Yuzhnoye Butovo, Sosenskoye, Vnukovo, Savely, Vnukovskoye, and Zelenograd get the highest scores.
  • Participants: RRG and Habidatum Lab
  • Contact:, 

Monitoring social and business environment in Moscow (Russia) by location during the course of COVID-19 quarantine (interactive map) 

  • Start Date: 30 March 2020
  • Regional Focus: Moscow, Russia
  • Description: This resource from the real-estate consultant RRG and the data research organization Habidatum Lab monitors social and business activity in Moscow areas during quarantine. The site examines the differences between locations in the built environment (insolation, number of floors), green spaces (yard sizes, accessibility of green areas), commercial infrastructure (density and diversity of open venues) to attempt to understand risks of infection, the emotional state of people, and other conditions. Social activity is monitored through social network platforms (starting April) and telecom data (starting May).
  • Participants: Moscow Urban Center and Habidatum Lab
  • Contact:; 

Fighting Covid-19 Challenge

  • Start Date: 30 March 2020
  • Regional Focus: Europe
  • Description: The Fighting Covid-19 challenge is a public health initiative that challenges researchers to find new uses for medical imaging and AI as they relate to COVID-19. Organizations who can contribute data will explore how these assets can be used to tackle clinical problems in an open, participatory manner.
  • Participants: M3i GmbH
  • Contact: Registration form

NHS–Palantir–Microsoft–Amazon–Faculty AI  Collaboration  

  • Start Date: 26 March 2020
  • Regional Focus: United Kingdom
  • Description: Reporting indicates that data collected from the National Health Service’s 111 service will be combined with other sources to help the United Kingdom predict where it needs necessary supplies. Amazon, Microsoft, Palantir and the start-up Faculty AI will support the initiative by providing their data expertise.
  • Participants: National health Service; Palantir; Microsoft; Amazon; Faculty AI
  • Contact: N/A

COVID-19 Data Portal

  • Start Date: 20 April 2020
  • Regional Focus: European Union
  • Description: The COVID-19 Data Portal is a European initiative to better facilitate the sharing and analysis of data on novel coronavirus. Through a centralized repository, researchers can share DNA sequences, protein structures, pre-clinical research data, and epidemiological data. The site already includes COVID-19 datasets submitted to public databases.
  • Participants: European Commission; European Bioinformatics Institute; EU member-states; Elixir Europe; Erasmus Medical Centre; EOSC-Life; The Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment; Eötvös Lorand University; Technical University of Denmark; Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg
  • Contact: 

Stopp Corona

  • Start Date: March 2020
  • Regional Focus: Austria
  • Description: The Stopp Corona App is a collaboration between the Austrian Red Cross and Accenture Austria, with support from the UNIQA Foundation, that allows users to notify contacts if they believe they have become infected with COVID-19. Users save their encounters with friends, families, and colleagues to the app along with a short message. All individuals contacted within the last 48 hours will be notified anonymously that someone they know has been infected.
  • Participants: Austrian Red Cross; UNIQA Foundation; Accenture Austria
  • Contact:


  • Start Date: March 2020
  • Regional Focus: Basque Country, Spain
  • Description: The Basque Government and the Basque telecommunications company EricTil developed a smartphone application to help control the spread of COVID-19. Individuals in the Basque country who download the app are asked to provide information on their health status as well as any close connections they have with family, friends, and co-workers. The app then regularly contacts individuals and asks them if they have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19. If a person contracts or is deemed likely to have contracted COVID-19, an alert is sent to people in that person’s immediate contacts along with recommendations on prevention techniques and contact information for health professionals. The information is also anonymized and provided to relevant health researchers, who can use the information to detect transmission.
  • Participants: Department of Health of the Basque Government; EricTel
  • Contact:    

COVID-19 Vulnerability Index for neighbourhoods in the UK

  • Start Date: 13 April 2020
  • Regional Focus:  United Kingdom
  • Description:  This map posted on the ArcGIS site the British Red Cross, visualizes the organization’s COVID-19 Vulnerability Index for neighbourhoods, wards and local authorities in the United KIngdom ( The display aims to show where the most vulnerable people are and where needs are not being met. It looks specifically at clinical vulnerability, health and well-being needs, economic vulnerability, and social vulnerability.
  • Participants: ARCGIS community; British Red Cross
  • Contact: Matt Thomas, British Red Cross

Maladie Coronavirus

  • Start Date: 20 March 2020
  • Regional Focus: France
  • Description: The Pasteur Institute, Greater Paris University Hospitals, and the chatbot start-up Clevy created a questionnaire that individuals can use to assess their risk of COVID-19 infection. The form has 23 questions on possible symptoms, medical history, age, and other physical attributes. If a user is deemed a high risk from their responses, they are redirected to emergency services while a suspect case is redirected to telemedicine services.  The algorithm behind the service is open source and available on GitHub.
  • Participants: Pasteur Institute, Greater Paris University Hospitals; Clevy;  Lille University Hospital; Angers University Hospital
  • Contact: 

Zostaň Zdravý App

  • Start Date: 2020
  • Regional Focus: Slovak Republic
  • Description: The Zostaň Zdravý (Stay Healthy) app is an initiative in the Slovak Republic led by researchers at Comenius University in Bratislava to create a network that can warn people if a contact has tested positive for COVID-19. Individuals who download the app can indicate if they have tested positive for COVID-19 and learn if they have come within 1–10  meters of another app user who has tested positive for COVID-19. The user is then given information on how they can protect themselves and others.
  • Participants: Comenius University in Bratislava; Sygic; WebSupport;; Kinsellar; OpenStreetMap;Translata; Citad Lo
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France Covid-19 orientation algorithm

  • Start Date: 29 April 2020
  • Regional Focus: France
  • Description: The French Ministry of Solidarity and Health published an open-access algorithm that can allow people to assess whether they are likely to be infected with novel coronavirus. Organizations are encouraged to reuse the algorithm and to share any data they collect using it with the ministry and its partners.
  • Participants: Ministry of Solidarity and Health; Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris;  Pasteur Institute
  • Contact:

CZ Data Against Covid

  • Start Date: 5 April 2020
  • Regional Focus: Czechia
  • Description: Data Against COVID (also known as COVID19.CZ) is an initiative spearheaded by several Czechian technology companies to help the government respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. These organizations are providing data analysis and communication, technology, and volunteers for government-led efforts. The initiative is facilitated through pro bono agreements.
  • Participants:;; Keboola; Pale Fire Capital; O2; speaking; Clevermaps;  Czech Republic.Digital; Liftago,; DataSentics; Dateio; Expertkom; Actum; WMC / Gray; Rockaway;; Daktela; Prusa Research a Reservio
  • Contact: 

Sharing data on Italy’s mid-pandemic internet outage

  • Start Date: 18 May 2020
  • Regional Focus:  Italy
  • Description: Mozilla, the free software community, studied the internet outage that affected Italy for several hours after the 11 March COVID-19 lockdown through telemetry upload failures. The data provides a snapshot of the extent of the disruption and the duration for which it occurred. The related dataset is available to the public.
  • Participants:  Mozilla
  • Contact: Alessio Placitelli, Mozilla; 


  • Start Date: 2008
  • Regional Focus: Europe (see full list)
  • Description: EuroMOMO is a network of 28 organizations across 24 European countries that collect data on mortality. The association monitors mortality, seeking to detect and measure excess deaths that might be related to some public health threat such as COVID-19. Throughout the pandemic, EuroMOMO has provided weekly estimates on deaths as well as grpahs and maps representing data from participating countries.
  • Participants:  European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control; World Health Organization; various mortality statistics organizations (See full list)
  • Contact: (General); Kåre Mølbak, Director of Infections Disease Preparedness at Statens Serum Institut (

Enel X City Analytics – Mobility Map

  • Start Date: 14 April 2020
  • Regional Focus: Italy
  • Description: Enel X City Analytics, a company that provides technology and energy products, and HERE Technologies, a geographical data and mapping company, created a mobility dashboard for Italy, “City Analytics – Mobility Map.” Using anonymized and aggregated data from connected vehicles and navigation systems along with open data from open government agencies, the dashboard seeks to estimate changes in the public’s movements from 13 January onward. The information is intended to support decisionmaking by Italian national and local governing bodies as they seek to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The information will remain available until 31 May, after which the organizers will assess whether to extend use of the dashboard.
  • Participants:  Enel X City Analytics; HERE
  • Contact: