Northeast Big Data Hub Newsletter | April 6, 2020
COVID-19 Resources

Now more than ever we care about the strength of our communities. We at the Northeast Big Data Hub hope that you and your loved ones are well and taking all precautions against COVID-19. We share with you this growing list of COVID-19-related resources, funding opportunities, networks and virtual events, compiled and curated by us and our partners. If you want to do something but don’t know what, read this list for ideas. If you have ideas to share, please contact us. Be well.


Virus Outbreak Data Network (VODAN) COVID-19 Webinar Series

Virus Outbreak Data Network (VODAN) is a GO (Global Open) FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) implementation network set up to help fight COVID-19, and set foundations for future virus-based health crises. 

“An Introduction to the Virus Outbreak Data Network (VODAN)” – April 1
“VODAN-Africa / Training of Trainers (ToT)” – April 8
“VODAN: FAIR Data Work in Action” – April 15
“Fighting COVID-19 by Mining Insights from Heterogeneous Datasets” – April 22

Click here for more information.
Boston Area Research Initiative (BARI) Spring Conference 2020

BARI’s annual conference is a forum for greater Boston’s civic data ecosystem—spanning the public and private sectors, non-profits, community leaders, and academia—to explore how data and technology can be used to better understand and serve our communities. The conference features talks describing data-driven work on topics related to cities and communities, including housing, transportation, public health, climate change, and access to resources.

The broader Hub community beyond Boston is invited to join in the online 2020 BARI Conference, featuring one panel every Friday throughout the summer, with the goal of fostering 
future collaborations around these important topics. The series will be announced in one-month blocks. Each panel will be presented as a live webcast and released as a podcast episode the following week.

Opening Keynote: “The Other Impacts of Corona” – April 24, 3:30 PM ET

Click here for more information.


*Denotes opportunities not organized by the Big Data Hubs or Spokes
Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2020

FAIR Data and Models for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning*
Deadline for Letters of Intent: April 17, 2020, 5:00 PM ET
Deadline for Applications: May 15, 2020, 5:00 PM ET
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Thank you, and be well — Katie Naum, Operations Manager
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