Kraemer, Moritz U. G.; Samuel V. Scarpino; Vukosi Marivate; Bernardo Gutierrez; Bo Xu; Graham Lee; Jared B. Hawkins; Caitlin Rivers; David M. Pigott; Rebecca Katz and John S. Brownstein

Detailed, accurate data related to a disease outbreak enable informed public health decision making. Given the variety of data types available across different regions, global data curation and standardization efforts are essential to guarantee rapid data integration and dissemination in times of a pandemic.