Kaggle & Covid-19

By Data Tricks, 29 March 2020

A coalition of research groups and companies have been convened by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to create a Covid-19 research dataset (CORD-19) with an aim to answer key scientific questions about the virus.

They have teamed up with Kaggle to launch a competition to answer some of the questions posed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) and World Health Organization (WHO).

With a new competition launched each week, the challenge focuses on producing accurate forecasts of how the virus is spreading and identifying the key factors that appear to affect the transmission rate of the virus.

Data will be updated as it is made available by John Hopkins University. If you’re part of the Kaggle community, you’re encouraged to help, curate and share data sources.

You are encouraged to pull in, curate and share data sources that might be helpful. If you find variables that look like they impact the transmission rate, please share your finding in a notebook.

You can week two’s competition here: https://www.kaggle.com/c/covid19-global-forecasting-week-2

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