Coronavirus Resources

WHO Coronavirus Information: A fairly comprehensive source for coronavirus related resources: FAQs, travel advice, situation reports, research information.

CDC Coronavirus Information: Another fairly comprehensive source for coronavirus related resources for travelers, business owners and workers, health-care professionals, researchers, schools, and anyone else. This resource also provides information on symptoms, testing, at-risk groups, and the disease at large.

Federation of American Scientists Coronavirus Project: This new initiative of FAS aims to debunk misinformation circulating the web on matters of public health and safety, as well as provide clear and sourced information for policymakers.

List of Federal Agency and Institution COVID-19 Responses: A list of communications and COVID-19 responses from various federal agencies (NIH, Department of Energy, etc.) and various institutions (University of California, State Universities, etc.)

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center: A website focused on resources addressing the global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness aspects of coronavirus, and includes the renowned COVID-19 spread dashboard.

Coronavirus – The Big Data Response: The SAGE Ocean initiative gathered a collection of resources related to the analysis of COVID-19 data. These include mapping the spread of the virus, GitHub data repositories, some of the datasets currently being used as well as how people are using R and Python to help understand the virus.

Academic Articles on Transportation and Pandemics: The Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, is offering a suite of free articles with insights on public transportation and how pandemics and emergencies affect it.

Interactive Social Distancing Scoreboard: According to the World Health Organization and the CDC, social distancing is currently the most effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19. This interactive scoreboard, updated daily, allows organizations to measure and understand the efficacy of social distancing initiatives at the local level.

Social Science Support for COVID-19: A series of four briefs from the United Nation’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs’ ReliefWeb website.

Sociologists and Sociology during COVID-19: A collection of personal narratives, sociological insights, and news pieces curated by the American Sociological Association in its members’ newsletter, Footnotes.

COVID19 California For All: Keep track of coronavirus in the state of California. 

Coronavirus Resources for Researchers

COVID-19 Global Research Registry for Public Health and Social Sciences: This is a worldwide registry for the identification of COVID-19-related research and risk reduction efforts. It has been launched by the National Science Foundation-supported CONVERGE facility and the Social Science Extreme Events Research Network in response to a call from the Working Group for Disaster Research at the National Institutes of Health. Registered projects should be focused on topics related to the social and behavioral consequences, policy responses, educational and economic impacts, and public health implications of COVID-19. The form takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. The form is currently available in English, French, and Spanish and will soon be translated to Mandarin Chinese.

Crowdfight COVID-19: This is a service for COVID-19 researchers. They only need to state a wish or a task, which can go from a simple time-intensive task to be performed (e.g. transcribe data, manually annotate images), to answering a technical question which is beyond their expertise, or to setting up a collaboration. They only need to explain their request in a few lines. Then, another scientist makes the effort of understanding that request and making it reality.

COVID-19 International Social Science Research Tracker: A Github-based aggregator begun by Cornell’s Nathan Matias and Facebook’s Alex Leavitt.  This resource is designed to help track new social research about COVID 19, including published findings, pre-prints, projects underway, and projects that are at least at a solid proposal stage.

Doing Fieldwork in a Pandemic: This crowdsourced document initiated by Deborah Lupton helps social researchers who conduct face-to-face fieldwork (interviews, focus groups, participant observation, ethnographies etc) are now faced with the challenge of either delaying or re-inventing their methods so that they can continue their research until social distancing measures are relaxed.

National Institute of Health FAQ on Proposals and Research Awards: This Guide Notice intends to address general questions associated with proposal submission and award management that may arise in relation to COVID-19. NIH is providing this information as a service to applicant and recipient communities in the hopes it will address high-level questions that may arise in this regard.

National Science Foundation FAQ on Proposals and Research Awards: This document addresses questions associated with proposal submission and award management that may arise in relation to COVID-19. NSF is providing this information as a service to proposer and awardee communities in the hope it will address most of the questions that may arise in this regard. More information about the NSF and the coronavirus can be found at the NSF’s coronavirus special report.

Free Medical, Social, and Behavioral Science Articles from SAGE Publishing on Coronavirus and COVID-19: This collection includes the latest medical research from SAGE related to the virus as well as top social and behavioral research to help individuals, communities, and leaders make the best decisions on dealing with the outbreak and its consequences.

Coronavirus Resources for Educators and Students

Free SAGE Publishing Resources to Help Transition to Online Learning: SAGE (parent of Social Science Space) opened access to many resources to help you set up and manage an online course quickly and successfully, at no charge to you or your students.

For authors and early career researchers who are preparing articles for publication in remote and challenging circumstances, SAGE Publishing has a range of resources on its Journals Author Gateway to support you, including: How To Get Published free online courses, webinars, videos, Guides on how to increase the readership of your published research, information on the SAGE Journals Blog, and Advance: A SAGE preprints community

Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities: While it is not an exhaustive list, APLU hopes this list of university communications will help universities in responding to coronavirus and communicating with their campuses.

NAFSA Association of International Educators Coronavirus Critical Resources: NAFSA has assembled resource links to help educators navigate issues arising from the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

U.S. Department of Education Coronavirus Information: A great source of information about the effort of schools amidst this COVID-19 pandemic. Provides information for schools looking to navigate the current ecosystem.

Resources for Visualizing and Mapping COVID-19 Data

An interactive data dashboard from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University tracks global COVID-19 cases, deaths and recoveries in real time. All the data is stored on GitHub.

Bing’s COVID-19 tracker combines total global case numbers with the latest news stories from affected countries.

This collection of visuals from Flowing Data helps make sense of coronavirus data: Who is affected, how did it spread, and what can we do.

Data visualization designer Amanda Makulec shares advice to think carefully about how to communicate pandemic data: Visualizations are powerful tools, but in the worst cases can lead to misinformation or incite panic.

Tableau has launched a free resource page featuring data visualizations about the spread of COVID-19 and the public health response.

Our World In Data has aggregated research on COVID-19 helping to make the data understandable and accessible for readers. Graphics illustrate confirmed cases, testing, and containment strategies.

Genomic analysis of the spread of coronavirus: An interactive visualization from Nextstrain.

This epidemic calculator contextualizes COVID-19 numbers and forecasts described in the media, and can help predict the impact of intervention.

To see more, visit SAGE Ocean’s hub for coronavirus data visualization resources.