The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center (CRC) is a continuously updated source of COVID-19 data and expert guidance. We collect and analyze the best data available on cases, deaths, tests, hospitalizations, and vaccines to help the public, policymakers, and healthcare professionals worldwide respond to the pandemic. TIME recognized the CRC as the “go-to data source” for COVID-19 and named it to the Top 100 Inventions of 2020. In 2021, Research!America named the CRC a recipient of its “Meeting the Moment for Public Health” award.
The COVID-19 Testing Insights Initiative, part of the CRC, reflects an interdisciplinary collaboration between several groups at Johns Hopkins University: The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Applied Physics Laboratory, Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) in the Whiting School of Engineering, and the Centers for Civic Impact.
A team of data scientists and engineers from APL – the nation’s largest university-affiliated research center – build and maintain the CRC’s data infrastructure. The APL team sources information from the global to the local levels and builds the data pipelines that are the project’s backbone. The complex, comprehensive datasets the team acquires supply all of the CRC’s visualizations and analyses with constantly updated information from around the world.
Since the pandemic began, Johns Hopkins experts have collecting and analyzing domestic and international data about COVID-19. The effort began on Jan. 22, 2020 with one of the first global maps to track Covid-19 cases and deaths. It evolved on March 3, 2020 into the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. The CRC’s more than 260 sources include 182 from local, state, and federal agencies in the United States.
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