About the project:

In response to the current outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), researchers worldwide have been generating and openly sharing data, publications, reagents, code, protocols, and more. Broad sharing of these resources improves the speed and efficiency of science. Unfortunately, there are no uniform standards and repositories for collecting all this information in one place.
Outbreak.info aggregates data across scientific sources, providing tools to meet three major aims:

  • Track daily developments in SARS-CoV-2 variants
  • Integrate publications, preprints, clinical trials, datasets, protocols, and other resources into one searchable library of COVID-19 research
  • Track trends in COVID-19 cases and deaths

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Karthik Gangavarapu, Alaa Abdel Latif, Julia L. Mullen, Manar Alkuzweny, Emory Hufbauer, Ginger Tsueng, Emily Haag, Mark Zeller, Christine M. Aceves, Karina Zaiets, Marco Cano, Xinghua Zhou, Zhongchao Qian, Rachel Sattler, Nathaniel L. Matteson, Joshua I. Levy, Raphael T. C. Lee, Lucas Freitas, Sebastian Maurer-Stroh, GISAID Core and Curation Team, Marc A. Suchard, Chunlei Wu, Andrew I. Su, Kristian G. Andersen & Laura D. Hughes. Outbreak.info genomic reports: scalable and dynamic surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 variants and mutations. Nat Methods (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41592-023-01769-3

Ginger Tsueng, Julia L. Mullen, Manar Alkuzweny, Marco Cano, Benjamin Rush, Emily Haag, Jason Lin, Dylan J. Welzel, Xinghua Zhou, Zhongchao Qian, Alaa Abdel Latif, Emory Hufbauer, Mark Zeller, Kristian G. Andersen, Chunlei Wu, Andrew I. Su, Karthik Gangavarapu & Laura D. Hughes. Outbreak.info Research Library: a standardized, searchable platform to discover and explore COVID-19 resources. Nat Methods (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41592-023-01770-w

Data sources

Data sources can be viewed on outbreak.info.