JOIN US: Open Peer Review of New Report: #Data4COVID19 Review

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic impact on the world, inflicting enormous health, economic, political and cultural costs. Countries around the world have undertaken approaches to mitigate these consequences through the use of data, including data from non-traditional sources such as social media and telecommunications companies. However, there has been little research into how these efforts operated or what impacts they had on COVID-19 response. Over the past few months, The GovLab has sought to address this gap by undertaking an in-depth study of non-traditional data sources and their use across the pandemic.

Today, we are calling on you to provide feedback on that latest initiative: the #Data4COVID19 Review.

Launched with the support of the Knight Foundation, the Review is an attempt to evaluate how select countries used data to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The GovLab has produced a report that seeks to provide greater clarity on the role of non-traditional data during the COVID-19 pandemic. It details how organizations used non-traditional sources of health, mobility, economic, and sentiment data through a series of briefings intended for a generalist audience.

We are now welcoming scholars, practitioners, and other interested parties to provide feedback on semi-finalized version of this report, or sections thereof. If you are interested in being a recognized peer reviewer of any of these pieces, please use this form to share a bit about your interest and expertise. Following review, we’ll share the draft documents and a brief questionnaire to solicit your input.

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