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Johns Hopkins to Expand Pandemic Data Tracking with Support from SNF

Apr 30, 2020
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Johns Hopkins University has served as a trusted source for timely, accurate data on the spread of the virus, available in a readily comprehensible form. Now, with support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), Hopkins is expanding their COVID-19 resources with new testing information and analysis.

The COVID-19 Testing Insights Initiative will provide governments, businesses, and the public with comprehensive testing data paired with expert analysis and guidance. Our ability to track the spread of the disease will be critical to how the coming months take shape, and the new initiative will provide efficient access to the information needed to make crucial decisions.

"Accurate and timely information will be the foundation of the myriad decisions that will have to be made—both by world leaders and by each of us individually—as we move toward recovery” said SNF Co-President Andreas Dracopoulos in the announcement of the initiative from Hopkins. “We are grateful for Johns Hopkins University's leadership in this global crisis, and are proud to support this expansion of its efforts to offer comprehensive data in a fair, ethical, efficient, and effective way.”

SNF’s $3 million grant for the project, part of the Foundation’s $100 million global pandemic relief initiative, continues the longtime collaboration between SNF and Johns Hopkins University, including the University’s Berman Institute of Bioethics.