#Data4COVID19 Mobility Repository

A living repository of mobility  data collaboratives  seeking to address the spread of   COVID-19 

When COVID-19 emerged as a global health threat in early 2020, epidemiologists across research institutions and the public sector turned to mobility data as a source for situational awareness to inform containment strategies. The Open Data Institute, The GovLab, Cuebiq sought to understand the current state of mobility data collaboratives for COVID-19 response and identify conditions for success and obstacles to achieving impact.

As such, we assembled a repository of mobility data collaboratives related to COVID-19, five of which are described in greater detail through long-form case studies. We provide recommendations towards enabling more systematic, sustainable and responsible models of reuse of mobility data through data collaboration as to support decision-making regarding pandemic prevention, monitoring, and response

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The Use of Mobility Data for Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Governance Lab

The Governance Lab at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, The GovLab, is an action research center whose mission is to strengthen the ability of institutions — including but not limited to governments — and people to work more openly, collaboratively, effectively and legitimately to make better decisions and solve public problems. The GovLab’s existing Data Collaborative framework identifies the factors that make data-sharing partnerships effective in generating public value, as well as providing a blueprint for designing successful Data Collaboratives while also embedding principles of responsible data use. As an extension of this work, The GovLab’s #Data4COVID-19 project provides a living repository of 175 multi-stakeholder data collaboratives focusing on data sharing throughout the pandemic, including 31 projects focused primarily on mobility data sharing - enabling a jumpstart of the above project with early deliverables from mid November onwards.

Cuebiq Data for Good

“Data for Good” is the corporate social responsibility program of Cuebiq, a mobility data platform. Since 2016, Cuebiq has provided mobility data and insights for over 100 academic research projects and humanitarian initiatives related to human mobility. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic alone, Cuebiq established a COVID-19 Data Collaborative to provide privacy preserving mobility data to dozens of organizations, including the CDC, the City of New York, UNICEF, the World Bank, Johns Hopkins University, and Oxford, among many others. Beyond the establishment of a formal COVID-19 Data Collaborative, Cuebiq has built a model for responsible mobility data sharing grounded in ethical data provenance and privacy by design.

Open Data Institute

The ODI was co-founded in 2012 by the inventor of the web Sir Tim Berners-Lee and artificial intelligence expert Sir Nigel Shadbolt to show the value of open data, and to advocate for the innovative use of open data to affect positive change across the globe.
We’re an independent, non-profit, non-partisan company that, since our creation, has welcomed high-profile board members including Mumsnet founder Justine Roberts, founder Baroness Martha Lane Fox and former European Commissioner Neelie Kroes.
Headquartered in London, with an international reach, hundreds of members, thousands of people trained, dozens of startups incubated, and a convening space in the heart of the capital, we invite everyone interested in developing with data – whether on an individual, organisational or global level – to get in touch.