Collaborative Research Partnership Creates COVID-19 HUB Website

Check out the new COVID-19 HUB website for an interactive tracking tool and visualization map that acts like a weather map for the spread and severity of the virus. The UCSD research collaboration invites your feedback to contribute and help support our local medical teams in preparing and identifying illness factors.

The COVID-19 HUB website is a new UC San Diego initiative led by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) Workflows for Data Science Center of Excellence (WorDS Center) in collaboration with with Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE), Center for Microbiome Innovation (CMI) and Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute.

The website came together as a collaborative initiative to develop the equivalent of a weather map for the spread and severity of the virus based on creating algorithms for sickness prediction and early alert. The platforms provides a symptom reporting and tracking tool, an interactive visualization map to better to communicate the status of COVID-19 in SoCal, as well as a collaborative data analysis hub (COVID19hub) to integrate and use the collected data as a part of research projects. The research includes pre-warning and preparing our medical teams, and identifying illness related environmental factors.

The collected data has the potential to be useful both in the short term and long term. The integrated research datasets will be used as a part of research that can generate early alerts for predicted case load as well as to improve understanding of the relationship between environmental factors, social distancing and the evolution of the disease spread. All public open-data is being actively integrated and shared through the public map.