The US-based data company SafeGraph has formed a consortium of more than 1,000 organizations to respond to the health and economic crisis due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. A number government organizations, leading industry researchers and non-profit organizations have been included in the consortium.
Leading organizations which have been involved in the consortium include Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California Governor’s Office, Johns Hopkins University, MIT, Harvard, Brookings Institute among others.
SafeGraph has provided its data for free to the academic community through its Academic Program. This program has helped researchers to publish papers and uncover insights that will help policy-making, new innovations, and business growth.
It has decided to expand the program further to tackle the COVID-19’s impact on global economy. SafeGraph has made its foot traffic data free for non-profit organizations and government organisations at the local, state, and federal level.