Data always plays a critical role in the ability to research, study, and combat public health emergencies, and nowhere is this more true than in the case of a global crisis. Access to data sets--and tools that can analyze that data at cloud scale--are increasingly essential to the research process, and are particularly necessary in the global response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). To aid researchers, data scientists, and analysts in the effort to combat COVID-19, we are making a hosted repository of public datasets, like Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering (JHU CSSE), the Global Health Data from the World Bank, and OpenStreetMap data, free to access and query through our COVID-19 Public Dataset Program. Researchers can also use BigQuery ML to train advanced machine learning models with this data right inside BigQuery at no additional cost. "Making COVID-19 data open and available in BigQuery will be a boon to researchers and analysis in the field," says Sam Skillman, Head of Engineering at Descartes Labs.
Mar-31-2020, 15:53:36 GMT