During outbreaks of emerging diseases such as COVID-19, efficiently collecting, sharing, and integrating data is critical to scientific research. Outbreak.info is a resource to aggregate all this information into a single location.

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 research 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 focuses on aggregating all SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 information into a single site. We focus on making the metadata about these resources more standardized, on creating web interfaces to make the resources more findable, and on a few focused data integration efforts to make data more usable.


Follow an easy-to-follow guide to help you contribute metadata for Outbreak.info following this schema's structure: