This GitHub repo provides the underlying source data for the Nationwide Wastewater Monitoring Network data visualizations at biobot.io/data. We provide both Biobot-generated wastewater SARS-CoV-2 concentrations and the associated clinical data used as comparison.
Biobot's data is the largest publicly available dataset on SARS-CoV-2 concentrations in wastewater.
We first launched a pro bono campaign to monitor COVID-19 in wastewater across the United States in March 2020, in collaboration with the Alm lab at MIT (Wu et al., 2020) (Wu et al., 2021) In June 2020, we transitioned to a full-service offering and currently have over 200 participating locations regularly monitoring SARS-CoV-2 wastewater concentrations in their communities on a weekly or monthly basis. As a result of this effort, we have generated a wastewater SARS-CoV-2 dataset consisting of nearly 20,000 samples.
The GISAID Initiative promotes the rapid sharing of data from all influenza viruses and the coronavirus causing COVID-19. This includes genetic sequence and related clinical and epidemiological data associated with human viruses, and geographical as well as species-specific data associated with avian and other animal viruses, to help researchers understand how viruses evolve and spread during epidemics and pandemics.
GISAID does so by overcoming disincentive hurdles and restrictions, which discourage or prevented sharing of virological data prior to formal publication.
The Initiative ensures that open access to data in GISAID is provided free-of-charge to all individuals that agreed to identify themselves and agreed to uphold the GISAID sharing mechanism governed through its Database Access Agreement.
All bonafide users with GISAID access credentials agreed to the basic premise of upholding a scientific etiquette, by acknowledging the Originating laboratories providing the specimens, and the Submitting laboratories generating sequence and other metadata, ensuring fair exploitation of results derived from the data, and that all users agree that no restrictions shall be attached to data submitted to GISAID, to promote collaboration among researchers on the basis of open sharing of data and respect for all rights and interests.