Member Companies Respond to COVID-19: Resources & Projects

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The Data Coalition is proud to highlight our diverse cohort of members from across the data community that have ongoing projects responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a cross-section of Data Coalition member efforts, resources, and tools related to the pandemic.

Last updated on July 31, 2020.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS)


AWS COVID-19 data lake is now publicly available. The public data lake is a centralized repository of up-to-date and curated datasets on or related to the spread and characteristics of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and its associated illness, COVID-19. Globally, there are several efforts underway to gather this data, and AWS is working with partners to make this crucial data freely available and keep it up-to-date

AWS is working with a number of fellow Data Coalition members to supply projects with its data. AWS and DataRobot have teamed up to make resources available for those interested in taking on the COVID-19 Open Data Research Dataset Challenge (CORD-19) issued through the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. 

Additionally, AWS is part of the COVID-19 HPC Consortium. As part of the HPC Consortium, AWS is offering research institutions and companies technical support and promotional credits for the use of AWS services to advance research on diagnosis, treatment, and vaccine studies to accelerate our collective understanding of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn more here.

data.world


data.world collected up-to-date and trusted open data related to COVID-19. Scientists, analysts, researchers, businesses, and others all over the world are working together in data.world to track trends, find clues, and share insights. Learn more here.

Data Foundation


The Data Foundation has launched a new household survey to understand the impacts of novel coronavirus in the United States. The COVID Impact Survey will offer policymakers and the public relevant and timely insights about health, social, and economic impacts associated with the pandemic.

Initial information about the data collected from the survey is expected to be available in late April. Additional details about the project and opportunities for contributing are available at www.covid-impact.org.

DataRobot


DataRobot opened up its platform for COVID-19 response efforts and is working in collaboration with AWS to power research and accelerate automated machine learning through their platform. Learn more here.

“COVID-19: NHS tackles coronavirus crisis with the help of tech” – a partnership with Qlik. Learn more here

Deloitte


Sourcing from publicly available data, Deloitte maintains a list of visualizations on Data USA that track confirmed COVID-19 cases and help address the questions of readiness across the United States. Learn more here

Deloitte offers a list of resources to offer insight on how to “Combat COVID-19 with resilience.” The resources include articles like, “COVID-19 The recovery of organizations and supply chains” and “COVID-19’s impact on the defense, security, and justice sector,” as well as ways to connect. Learn more here. Learn more here.

Denodo


Denodo maintains a Coronavirus Data Portal for the purpose of integrating disparate global data about COVID-19, curating them, and then providing them to data consumers such as data scientists, analysts, and researchers, who can use them to find solutions to this deadly disease.

Building the Data Portal, Denodo seeks partners to (1) share any extended data sets that the company can integrate and offer for consumption via this data platform, or (2) take these integrated and curated data sets, and augment one’s own COVID-19 initiatives.

Digital Science


Digital Science offers a range of solutions to help users carry on with research and education. Relevant content on COVID-19 in Dimensions is freely available as a single export file, updated daily, to make sharing this research information easier. The file contains the details of (and links to) all relevant publications, datasets and clinical trials.

Through a free portal on Figshare, researchers can publish and access COVID-19 related research in any form, be it preprints, datasets, presentations, or software.

Elder Research


Elder Research is working in concert with a few partners including universities and non-profits to see how Elder Research can provide support on the supply chain problem of PPE’s (personal protective equipment) like masks, respirators, etc. From their R&D department, Elder Research has deployed their expertise and resources to help track various small business grants for COVID-19 medical research and innovation opportunties. Elder Research staff and senior leadership are working each day to support other small businesses. Learn more here

Esri


Esri provides a comprehensive reference of county planning reports through their free resource: Impact Planning for COVID-19 at County Level. The reports include figures for health insurance coverage, hospital bed counts, total population and average day time population. Esri updates its county reports once a day with COVID-19 cases. Learn more here.

Additional resources: Education with Esri – Learn.ArcGIS lessons opened to students for free.

 

Grant Thorton


Grant Thornton provides a hub for COVID-19 related resources, including articles, podcasts, legislative summaries, tools, and additional insights, available to clients and the general public. Visit this website to learn more here.

IBM


IBM partnered with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Department of Energy to create the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium. Learn more here.

IBM and The Weather Channel launched a free tool to track reported cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

IBM’s COVID-19 general resources can be accessed here.

Infogroup


Infogroup worked with fellow Data Coalition member Esri to enhance Esri’s Disaster Response Hub. Infogroup’s Points of Interest business data are supporting different aspects of the Hub, including the identification and location of essential businesses; modeling COVID-19 testing sites based on community demand and access; and estimating local economic impacts, tax revenues, unemployment and sectors at risk. You can learn more about Infogroup and the Disaster Response Hub. Learn more here or here.

Informatica


Informatica has been working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to resolve business challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, managing the complex drug lifecycle and focusing on production and supply. Creating a 360-degree view of the global supply chain associated with products undergoing regulatory review was a high priority for the FDA. The solution Informatica developed was a business-to-business data exchange, enabling simplified, secure entry, and electronic processing of product information. This will result in improving collaboration and communication with stakeholder groups sharing a single source of truth. Informatica works with clients to resolve business and organizational challenges. When the FDA embarked on a digital transformation, Informatica built a system to enable site-specific and single-use data solutions migration to a central, scalable modern data platform with strategic Informatica capabilities. For more examples of how Informatica works to create consistent and usable policy, administrative, scientific, and operational data, visit their site. Learn more here.

Intel


Intel AI Builders member Huiying Medical has developed a medical imaging diagnostic solution that uses CT chest scans to assist with early detection of coronavirus infections that complement standard lab testing. Learn more here

Intel has pledged an additional $50 million in a pandemic response technology initiative to combat the coronavirus through accelerating access to technology at the point of patient care, speeding scientific research and ensuring access to online learning for students. Included in Intel’s effort is an additional innovation fund for requests where access to Intel expertise and resources can have immediate impact.

Additional examples of how Intel has responded to the coronavirus pandemic can be found at their COVID-19 Response and Support Hub.

Mathematica


Mathematica is helping policymakers and the data community scale response to COVID-19, guide recovery, and build resilience through the following free tools and resources:

NORC


NORC was selected to expand Maryland’s capacity to conduct contact tracing. As part of this time-sensitive project, NORC will deploy its data collection and public health expertise to identify and notify contacts of Marylanders who have tested positive for COVID-19. Learn more here

Public Spend Forum


Public Spend Forum’s GovShop is a free and open platform for supplier intelligence for government markets. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team has built an open data repository of suppliers and contracts focused on COVID-19 categories that is free to use. Some categories include ventilators, PPE, respirators, as well as testing kits.

You can explore GovShop’s resources and data through the links below:

  • COVID-19 Supplier Lists: Visit the supplier pages to search and filter suppliers from across the country, including data on inventory and capacity.
  • Opportunity Posting and Matching: Post any of your healthcare supplies needs on our opportunities page. We will match through our machine algorithms and distribute to suppliers right away.

Qlik


Qlik has a large, broadly distributed workforce that gives us built-in business resiliency and redundancy. The company has deployed a business continuity plans that allow our personnel to use secure, remote technology to support our customers. To equip customers and provide trainings to the broader community, Qlik offers complimentary webinars. The company is also a member of the Global Private Sector Roundtable (PSRT), and has opened QlikWorld to the public as a free, online conference. Learn more, here.

SAP


SAP offers open access to technologies through the company’s partner ecosystem to support businesses and address the global challenges related to the fight against COVID-19. Learn how to access these resources and how SAP continues to address the effects of COVID-19 on this website. View here.

Tableau


Tableau has collated its resources on the Tableau COVID-19 Data Hub. This Data Hub includes community-built visualizations, the option to start your own workbook, a list of additional data resources, and guidelines to consider before developing coronavirus charts. Learn more here

Tyler Technologies


Tyler Technologies partnered with the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to publish a comprehensive data set on COVID-19 data in nursing homes across the US on Tyler’s Socrata Open data platform. With this initiative all 15,000 nursing homes across the U.S. are required to report data on staff and resident COVID-19-related infections and deaths, which is published on the CMS open data site. View here

USAFacts


USAFacts is providing open-source data for county-level COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths compiled from government sources. Confirmed cases and deaths refer to COVID-19 instances that are verified and reported by state and/or local government agencies. They also offer a confirmed cases per 100,000 residents calculation using 2019 Census Bureau estimates. The datasets are updated throughout the day with a full refresh at the end of each day.

For more details, including visualizations that you can customize and embed, please visit the USAFacts Coronavirus Hub.

Workiva


Workiva created “new normal“, a webpage featuring resources and solutions for clients and learners who are looking for ways to navigate the challenges of business management and regulatory reporting in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. View here.

XBRL US


XBRL US and XBRL International developed an Excel template that works with the Loan Application Taxonomy to generate machine-readable loan applicant data that can be automatically extracted into bank or regulator financial systems. The Loan Application Taxonomy represents data fields required on the SBA disaster loan assistance application. Email info@xbrl.us for a walk-through and access to the Excel template to create your own machine-readable loan data.

Get more detailed information on how data standards can be used during the COVID-19 crisis: Standards Support Small Business.

Xcential


Xcential Legislative Technologies, a leader in transforming governments to a modern “data-first” approach to lawmaking, most recently has been building electronic tools for Congress as part of the “Comparative Prints” project for the U.S. House Office of the Clerk and the House Office of Legislative Counsel. With these tools, which first convert bill text into machine processable data, Congressional staff can run comparisons of bills drafts and then detect and evaluate proposed changes to legislation in real time, which allows Congress to respond more quickly to the crisis.

With the urgent need for remote working, Xcential has seen a surge of inquiries about how to make more rapid transitions to modern, web-based bill drafting and amending platforms. Learn more here.

Xero


Xero created a Business Continuity Hub to support small-businesses through the uncertainty of the global COVID-19 outbreak. The Business Continuity Hub includes a list of resources, that range from webinars and articles to discussion boards and helpful external links for their small-business customers. Learn more here