We find ourselves in a global pandemic, referred to as COVID-19. There is much research underway on all aspects of the pandemic, including to slow its spread, improve diagnostic tests and develop a vaccine. Population Data Science has a unique part to play because of the availability of large-scale datasets on the general population or on specific cohorts, such as age groups, geographic regions, particular health conditions or socio-economic levels.

The datasets are being used in many ways, such as to contribute to mapping infection patterns, identifying at risk groups, modelling likely case numbers and predicting when risks might reduce. In some cases, additional datasets such as virus surveillance data, symptom tracking, and other study data are augmenting routine health and administrative datasets. As well as studies involving data analysis, the pandemic is influencing how data are used under these circumstances, including what our policies should be, how to engage effectively with the public and how to manage data governance to preserve robustness and simultaneously expedite data access.

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on community medication dispensing: a national cohort analysis in Wales, UK

Fatemeh Torabi, Julian Halcox, Andrew Morris, Neil Jenkins, Daniel Harris, Rowena Griffiths, Gareth Davies, Mike Gravenor, Hoda Abbasizanjani, Stuart Bedston, Jane Lyons, Laura North, Ashley Akbari, Ronan A Lyons
Published online: Apr 28, 2022

Length of Stay in ICU of Covid-19 Patients in England, March - May 2020

Nick Shryane, Maria Pampaka, Andrea Lisette Aparicio Castro, Shazaad Ahmad, Mark Elliot, Ji Hye Kim, Jennifer Murphy, Diego Andres Perez Ruiz, Wendy Olsen, Arkadiusz Wiśniowski
Published online: Mar 3, 2021

Quantifying Depression-Related Language on Social Media During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Brent Davis, Dawn Estes McKnight, Daniela Teodorescu, Anabel Quan-Haase, Rumi Chunara, Alona Fyshe, Daniel J. Lizotte
Published online: Mar 30, 2022

Validating the QCOVID risk prediction algorithm for risk of mortality from COVID-19 in the adult population in Wales, UK

Jane Lyons, Vahé Nafilyan, Ashley Akbari, Gareth Davies, Rowena Griffiths, Ewen Harrison, Julia Hippisley-Cox, Joe Hollinghurst, Kamlesh Khunti, Laura North, Aziz Sheikh, Fatemeh Torabi, Ronan Lyons
Published online: Feb 16, 2022

Developing a Data Integrated COVID-19 Tracking System for Decision-Making and Public Use

Alexander Krusina, Oscar Chen, Lucia Otero Varela, Chelsea Doktorchik, Vince Avati, Søren Knudsen, Danielle Southern, Cathy Eastwood, Nishan Sharma, Tyler Williamson
Published online: Sep 28, 2020

Establishing the impact of COVID-19 on the health outcomes of domiciliary care workers in Wales using routine data: a protocol for the OSCAR study.

Fiona Victoria Lugg-Widger, Rebecca Cannings-John, Ashley Akbari, Lucy Brookes-Howell, Kerenza Hood, Ann John, Hywel Jones, Hayley Prout, Simon Schoenbuchner, Daniel Thomas, Michael Robling
Published online: Jul 14, 2021

Mapping Population Vulnerability and Community Support during COVID-19

a case study from Wales

Nina H Di Cara, Jiao Song, Valerio Maggio, Christopher Moreno-Stokoe, Alastair R Tanner, Benjamin Woolf, Oliver S P Davis, Alisha Davies
Published online: Apr 19, 2021

Sharing data to better understand one of the world's most significant shared experiences: data resource profile of the longitudinal COVID-19 psychological research consortium (C19PRC) study

Orla McBride, Sarah Butter, Todd Hartman, Jamie Murphy, Philip Hyland, Mark Shevlin, Jilly Gibson-Miller, Liat Levita, Liam Mason, Anton Martinez, Ryan McKay, Alex Lloyd, Thomas Stocks, Kate Bennett, Frédérique Vallières, Thanos Karatzias, Carmen Valiente, Carmelo Vazquez, Alba Contreras Cuevas, Marco Bertamini, Anna Panzeri, Giovanni Bruno, Richard Bentall
Published online: Feb 17, 2022

Developmental Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Young Children: A Conceptual Model for Research with Integrated Administrative Data Systems

Heather L. Rouse, Rebecca J. Bulotsky Shearer, Sydney S. Idzikowski, Amy Hawn Nelson, Mark Needle, Matthew F. Katz , Jhonelle Bailey, Justin T. Lane, Emily Berkowitz, Sharon Zanti, Astrid Pena , Maggie Reeves
Published online: Oct 7, 2021

Using data linkage to monitor COVID-19 vaccination

Development of a vaccination linked data repository

Tom Eitelhuber, Sera Ngeh, Lauren Bloomfield, Bhaval Chandaria, Paul Effler
Published online: Dec 15, 2022

Closing the UK care home data gap – methodological challenges and solutions

Closing the UK care home data gap

Jennifer Kirsty Burton, Claire Goodman, Bruce Guthrie, Adam L Gordon, Barbara Hanratty, Terry J Quinn
Published online: Dec 15, 2020