#OpenDataSavesLives - COVID-19
#OpenDataSavesLives is a core theme of ODI Leeds - sitting alongside Open Transport, Open Gov Tech, and being Radically Open - and helps to guide our work. As part of the future strategy, we wanted to use radical collaboration methods and an open approach to innovation and apply it to this concept of 'open data saves lives' for the benefit of everyone.
The first few months of 2020 will be remembered for the outbreak of COVID-19, a new type of coronavirus and part of the same family of viruses as SARS and MERS. Access to good, publicly available data is crucial in a worldwide pandemic - in a rapidly changing situation, it's good to have passionate people who want to explore the data and create things, like visualisations, and it creates wider value and benefits.
ODI Leeds is currently working with their sponsors and partners to document useful resources, create things openly, and enable others to engage with data about the outbreak. Our focus will be the locally relevant use cases, working out what data needs to be published to better understand the impact of coronavirus on local scales.
Being Radically Open during the COVID-19 outbreak
Our kick-off blog post about our aim to host a virtual hackathon around the coronavirus data available.
#OpenDataSavesLives & COVID-19 - notes
An open Google Doc to capture notes, ideas, who should be involved.
Calls for help
If you have a specific request for help, here is where you put it.
#OpenDataSavesLives & COVID-19 - online
6 August 2020
Online ideas and discussion session to share work, project updates, data, etc. Register here.
Next session agenda
6 August 2020
The agenda for the next session: 6 August 2020 11:00-12:00
We are always interested in feedback for the #OpenDataSavesLives sessions so that we can continue to develop them to be as useful and productive as possible.
Local data for local people - Collab doc
For the local data for local people session 11 June 2020, use this Google Doc as a place to share resources, add comments, etc.
Watch session 11
18 June 2020
The theme for this session was all about tools and other resources developed during (and for) the pandemic, featuring Beautiful Info, the Open Data Institute, and MadeTech.
Watch session 10
11 June 2020
A return to an earlier format, with a single topic and wide discussion, this time focused on 'local data for local people' and why it is needed to help drive local recovery.
Watch session 9
4 June 2020
Featuring Dr Bob Barr and Dan Cookson alongside NHS Digital and ODI Leeds for a geography special.
Watch session 8
21 May 2020
Featuring James Tozer from The Economist, Nick Garrett from Knaresborougg Connects, and Alistair Bullward from NHS Digital.
Watch session 7
14 May 2020
Featuring work and projects from Tom Forth (ODI Leeds), Jamie Whyte (Open Data Manchester), and Chris Bates (TPP).
Watch session 5
23 April 2020
An update from ODI Leeds, plus new work from Beautiful Info and NHS Digital, more details about the ODI support available, and a switch to thinking about the future.
Watch session 4
16 April 2020
An update on ODI Leeds projects and discussed more things that can be included in #OpenDataSavesLives.
Watch session 3
09 April 2020
We discussed updates from ODI Leeds team, including the COVID-19 local authority dashboard.
Watch session 2
02 April 2020
We welcomed lots of new faces and made some amazing connections.
Watch session 1
26 March 2020
Watch the first session that took place on Zoom to get an idea of context of the #OpenDataSavesLives #COVID19 work.
A Google Doc to help gather all of the different data sources together in one place. Please feel free to add to it.
A dedicated Slack workspace and channel for this project. Let us know if you want to join and we'll send an invite.
Adding structured data to COVID-19 announcements
Google are currently working on methods to get COVID-19 announcements to appear in search more efficiently.
Creating a common patient-level standard
Beautiful Informaton have been working with partners in the NHS to help create an data standard to enable better sharing of data within the NHS and beyond.
Linking patient level data
Beautiful Information have developed a strategy for linking patient data at levels previously not achieved before.
COVID-19 Local Authority Dashboard
A dashbord that includes a hexmap and case-tracker.
Make it easy for people to get your data
At a time when people will be consuming data, make sure people can find it.
Making URIs Cool again
Thanks to the 'power of Open' we've managed to patch up a broken link people had come to rely on.
Our attempt to make some sense of the different geographies that are encountered in data.
Open data tips
Our collection of open data tips, completely open to use and contribute to.
COVID19 Virtual Biohackathon 2020
This online hackathon took place on 5-11 April 2020. This GitHub contains lots of resources and ideas.
Building an open and trustworthy data ecosystem for COVID-19
The ODI, with support from Luminate, have launched a project that aims to make data, models, and software as open as possible to help fight COVID-19.
Need help to share data to tackle coronavirus?
The ODI can help. Get in touch with them to find out more.
Open COVID-19 Data (draft)
Created by the Open Data Charter, looking to explore the challenges of releasing data.
Timeline of key data moments
An open collaborative Google Spreadsheet that charts key data 'moments' of the coronavirus crisis in the UK.
Collaboration in a time of crisis
Article by Karen Hodgson of Health Foundation about the need for collaboration, with advice about how to start if you've never done it before.
Slides - Ordnance Survey
30 April 2020
Slides delivered by Duncan Moss of OS, covering the support being offered during the coronavirus crisis.
Slides - FutureGov
30 April 2020
Slides delivered by Dominic Campbell of FutureGov about local government responses to coronavirus and rapid development of services in crisis.
COVID-19 in Scotland - Four ways to get the data
1 May 2020
Blog post by Jamie Whyte about how the Scottish Government are publishing data related to COVID-19.
Covid-19 and deprivation
8 May 2020
Tom Forth's blog post on Indices of Multiple Deprivation.
The Great Data Robbery
Professor Bob Barr on the 'great data robbery' and what we can do about it.
Mapping/Charting COVID-19 Related Data
Dan Cookson's slides from the 4 June 2020 session, which was focused on geography.