This page lists both NYU-wide and external resources/links that will allow you to contribute your skills and expertise and stay informed on NYU’s efforts to limit the negative impact of COVID-19.
If you work on projects to limit the negative impact of COVID-19 and are in need of data science expertise, we will aim to match you with data science talent and resources from our students, researchers and faculty. Please note that preference will be given for projects by NYU researchers, followed by projects relevant to NYC.
The office of the Vice Provost for research has created a living wiki page that lists the most up-to-date information on faculty research expertise, funding opportunities and volunteers:
- NYU COVID-19 Research Resources (Please note you must have a nyu.edu email address to access.)
- The Office of the Vice Provost for Research is announcing the COVID-19 Research Catalyst Grants as a new internal funding opportunity aimed at jump-starting COVID-19 research projects. The deadline is April 13, 2020, and NYU teams can apply for up to $10,000 per project. The start date for these new projects is immediate upon award notification. To start your application, click on the link provided above.
- The Department for Biostatistics at the Global School for Public Health is offering biostatistics consultations for COVID-19 related requests.
- NYU responds to COVID-19 – News Stories
- Data Stewards, A Call to Action launched by the GovLab
- NYU-GovLab Data Collaboratives Repo: The NYU GovLab has collected and excellent and extensive repository of world-wide COVID-19-related data collaboratives and initiatives. You will find a wealth of information on projects that are already happening, often with contact information. These could serve as inspiration to launch similar projects locally. It also contains a set of challenges and calls for help.
NYU Researchers Calls for Help
NYU Data Science and Other Projects
- A project in collaboration between researchers from NYU Center for Data Science and University of Waterloo: Neural Covidex applies state-of-the-art supervised and unsupervised neural network models, such as T5 and BioBERT, to intelligently sort through the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) provided by the Allen Institute for AI. We hope that our service can contribute to the fight against this global pandemic by helping policy makers and clinicians make better-informed decisions and by helping researchers generate new insights.
- Misinformation Tracer is an automated data collection and data analysis pipeline. The platform helps the public to understand how misinformation spreads on social media platforms. We are currently tracing URLs related to COVID-19. If you want to collaborate or contribute data source, please contact Zhouhan Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Open Source Face Shield Effort
National Data Science Alliance Resources
The Academic Data Science Alliance, in collaboration with many national Data Science Institutes, has created a living website of resources and opportunities for data scientists to get involved. You will be able to find Datasets, Analytical Tools, Academic Research Articles, Events, Funding Opportunities and more. NYU is actively contributing to these resources, which shortly will contain a Data Science Volunteer form. We encourage you to keep checking as this site aims to streamline national efforts.
Below we list some external efforts to fight against COVID-19 or inform yourself. This website is constantly evolving – stay tuned for updates! We are planning to shortly provide links that connect our efforts to those of the wider academic data science community.
(Note: None of these sites have been vetted by us. We are providing them purely for your information.)
Volunteering of data science (and other) expertise:
- Call to AI community to help with COVID: Kaggle Challenge on COVID-19
- Global COVID-19 Relief Hackathon (launched March 27)
- Call for Technology SWAT Teams to Support New York COVID-19 Response
- Rapid Assistance in Modeling The Pandemic – RAMP – Coordinated by the Royal Society (due April 2)
- Health-tech non-profit Response4life is building a direct supply chain between ventilator manufacturers and hospitals. They are currently seeking volunteers for a wide range of roles in both short term and long term capacities including data entry, research, web design, and project management. Please contact email@example.com or visit their website if you’re interested in volunteering.
- A call from the White House to help parse COVID-related scientific publications
- Donate your data science research expertise or data
- Sign up to volunteer your experience to governmental organizations
- An initiative from the scientific community to put all available resources at the service of the fight against COVID-19
- COVID-19 projects looking for volunteers
- CounterCorona: platform to match challenges with solutions, run by DigitalHealth ecosystem in Israel
Data Collection & Datasets
- Nextstrain: Open Source Genetic data on COVID-19
- The COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative
- Midas Online Portal for COVID-19 Modeling Research (Calls for Participation, Funding Announcements and Data Sets/Modeling Info)
- COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19)
- 1Point3Acres: COVID-19 in the US & Canada – Real Time Updates with Credible Sources
- The COVID Tracking Project
- Columbia University Libraries Page of Health Related Data Resources
- IReport-COVID, Blockchain Enabled: COVID-19 Survey
- HPC resources for COVID-19 research
- Penn Medicine released a digital tool to help hospitals with COVID-19 capacity
Calls and Competitions
- Pandemic Response Hackathon – submission deadline, 3/27/2020 at 4:00pm EST
- SafeGraph is making its aggregated foot traffic data available for free to help combat the spread of COVID-19
- Design of ventilators that can be 3D-printed
- Code Ventilator Challenge
- COVID-19 Image Data Collection Github
- Detecting COVID-19
- Sage Health, Coronavirus Drug Discovery Competition Results
- Journal Special Issue on AI and Information Technologies for COVID-19 will publish Special Issue in June 2020: please submit
- Immediate Call for Proposals: AI Techniques to Mitigate Pandemic by c3.ai – due May 1
- Real-time Epidemic Datathon Opened March 30: Join the collective effort
- 04/07/2020 – Berkeley Conversations: COVID-19 Creating Informed Responses: Berkeley’s Computing and Data Science In Action
- 04/13/2020, 11:00am-2:00pm – Biostatistics Seminar: Introduction to Infectious Disease Modeling with Erez Hatna & Joshua M. Epstein
- 04/03/2020 – Berkeley Conversations: COVID-19. Making sense of data, social distancing and what lies ahead – No registration
- 04/01/2020 – Stanford is hosting a virtual conference on COVID + AI
- 03/24/2020 – Coronavirus as a Global Health Issue and Current Impact/Responses in the US – Webinar Recording
- 03/24/2020 – Optimal Resource Allocation to Control Epidemic Outbreaks in Networked Populations