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Covid-19 Data Standards in Local and Global Contexts
Mar 8 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
At the beginning of the pandemic, the need for transparency was clear and evidenced in the rapid uptake of data visualizations by governments and media to communicate disease statistics and public measures. However, a lack of coordination has left it difficult for us to compare the situation from one country to another. Driven by testimonials from the Open Data Charter Adopter Network and across the global open data community, we developed a data taxonomy for pandemic preparedness to address gaps in data infrastructure.
With support from the Development Bank of Latin America development bank (CAF), the Open Data Charter partnered with the Center for Sustainable Development (CDS) to create the first version of a COVID-19 Taxonomy, which has now seen the light for a couple of months now. In this session we share the process and experiences of creating the taxonomy, and discuss opportunities to expand on this work.
We hope this framework (available in English and Spanish) can act as the foundation towards building greater consistency around pandemic data release, and flag areas for better cooperation and standardization within and between governments and communities around the world.