OPSI COVID-19 Innovative Response Tracker

COVID-19 Mobility Data Network

Innovative response

The COVID-19 Mobility Data Network is a network of infectious disease epidemiologists at universities around the world working with technology companies to use aggregated mobility data to support the COVID-19 response. Their goal is to provide daily updates to decision-makers at the state and local levels on how well social distancing interventions are working, using anonymized, aggregated data sets from mobile devices, along with analytic support for interpretation.

The site provides a platform for sharing of data that can safely be made public, including Camber Systems' Social Distancing Reporter and the Facbeook Data for Good Mobility Dashboard.

It also has technical resources including code repositories, mobility data metrics, and technical guidance documents.

The Network also provides daily one-to-one debriefs to local departments of health and response agencies, so scientists may directly assist in interpreting the data and analysis.

Specific issues addressed and anticipated impact

This Mobility Data Network shares key data on mobility with local governments and policy makers and practitioners to help them make better and more informed decisions about public health.

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Level(s) of government:
  • Non-Profit/Civil Society

Issues being addressed:

  • Resource management and mobilisation
  • Crowdsourcing solutions