COVID-19 Computer-Readable Observational Data Installed at AAU

Addis Ababa University college of Health Science /School of Public Health/CBM project install COVID-19 Computer-Readable FAIR Data point on Tuesday, 18th August 2020 The installation was carried out by the Virus Outbreak Data Network (VODAN-Africa) Ethiopian team member, School of Public Health and ICT Directorate of Addis Ababa University.

VODAN (Virus Outbreak Data Network) Africa is the Africa Implementation Network of Universities and Hospitals in Uganda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya, Tunisia and Zimbabwe; as well as Professors and graduate students from the University of Leiden supported by the GO FAIR Foundation. The initiative is funded by the Philips Foundation to enable distributed access to the critical data needed from Africa and the rest of the world to fight and contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The Virus Outbreak Data Africa Network will ensure that medical data are discoverable by computers and accessible under governance regulations. Data will not be displaced as data are visited by the algorithms based on the access accorded to the data by data stewards.

Ethiopia is on the list of countries in Africa that are ready to FAIRify COVID-19 data through providing access to data that are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR). The other countries are Uganda, Nigeria, and Tunisia. This Platform used to share countries experience of application of data sciences towards COVID 19 response.