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Symposium on Wikipedia and COVID-19 on May 9Edit

Hello WikiProject!

Next Saturday, May 9, at 6:00 PM Eastern Time, Wikimedia New York City is hosting a Symposium on Wikipedia and COVID-19.

Four speakers, Netha Hussain, Another Believer, TMorata, and Bluerasberry, will present about different aspects of the pandemic's coverage on Wikipedia and Wikidata, including time for audience questions.

It will be streamed live on YouTube and Facebook. Find more information here: en:Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Symposium on Wikipedia and COVID-19. — Rhododendrites talk \\ 01:59, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

Several heuristics for COVID-19 epidemiological dataEdit

Currently, Wikidata uses five properties to model COVID-19 epidemiological data:

  • Number of deaths (P1120, noted d)
  • Case fatality rate (P3457, noted m)
  • Number of recoveries (P8010, noted r)
  • Number of clinical tests (P8011, noted t)
  • Number of cases (P1603, noted c)
  • Number of hospitalized patients (P8049, noted h)

In this situation, two properties are mainly used as qualifiers: Point in time (P585, noted Z) Determination method (P459, noted Q) When investigating COVID-19 epidemiological data, I found several inconsistencies mainly for COVID-19 pandemic in France (Q83873593). That is why I ask if several heuristics can be implemented as property constraints or using ShEx or SHACL. I propose these heuristics:

  • Z should be a date and not a month or a year > November 01, 2019
  • Q should be any subclass of (P279*) of medical diagnosis (Q177719)
  • For a given date = Z,
    • 0 ≤ d + rct
    • 0 ≤ m ≤ 1
    • 0 ≤ hc - (d + r)
    • 0 ≤ d
    • 0 ≤ r
    • m can be directly inferred from data: m = d / c
    • dZdZ+1
    • rZrZ+1
    • tZtZ+1
    • cZcZ+1
    • Latest values should not have a preferred rank as they will be certainly obsolete within one day.

I also propose to add new epidemiological properties that can be directly inferred from data:

  • Active cases (noted v) = c – (d + r)
  • Recovery rate (noted a) = r / c
  • Patient-days (noted p) =∑h if all infection days are represented
  • New cases (noted ncZ) = cZ - cZ-1
  • New deaths (noted ndZ) = dZ - dZ-1
  • New clinical tests (noted ntZ) = tZ - tZ-1
  • New recoveries (noted nrZ) = rZ - rZ-1.

--Csisc (talk) 15:45, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

h should be active cases. number of hospitalized cases (P8049) is for hospitalized patients. --Julián L. Páez (talk) 19:04, 4 May 2020 (UTC)
Julián L. Páez: Adjusted. Thank you. --Csisc (talk) 23:43, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

Notes from weekly chat, 5/4Edit

Wikidata:WikiProject COVID-19/Rₒ Sj (talk) 16:03, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

Idea for quick project summaries for this weekend: Wikidata:WikiProject_COVID-19/R₀#Projects <-- @TiagoLubiana: to coordinate w/ the next status update? I'm thinking of this as an aggregate of current efforts, for people dropping in for the first time over the weekend. Sj (talk) 16:41, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

@Sj: Wow, great! I will take a look and see what I have add to it. I have added it to the next status update. I believe that we for the hackathon, we can make a update newsletter in the status update namespace for morning/afternoon updates, I will look into that too. TiagoLubiana (talk) 12:13, 5 May 2020 (UTC)

Making contribution simpler for newcomersEdit

The WM Hackathon and the great talk by User:Bluerasberry have inspired me to think how to make contributing to this project easier.

I was thinking about implementing one or some of those things:

  • A very, very simple and direct page on how to get started in the context of Covid-19.
  • A dedicated page for people to present themselves and say, like "I want to get involved, and I am interested in this this and this. What can I do?"
  • A mentoring system, like people could make it clear they are (if they are) available to be contacted and help new comers.

What do you think?

I believe that could make it less of an effort to many Wikipedians, specifically, to contribute to (and benefit from) Wikidata.

TiagoLubiana (talk) 00:07, 10 May 2020 (UTC)

Sounds good to me. --Daniel Mietchen (talk) 11:03, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

SOLES-COVID19 and information about covid-19 articleEdit

The SOLES-COVID19 is a collaborative systematic review project for crowd-curating the COVID-19 literature. I have personally contributed with many annotations, and the project already sums a few thousand annotated items. This is their platform, it is worth checking it out:

I believe that User:Bluerasberry, User:Daniel_Mietchen, User:Egon_Willighagen AND User:Fnielsen could be especially interest, by previous interests on Clinical Trials and Scholia.

In communication by mail about integrating their data to Wikidata, I got a positive response by email saying that "All our data are fully open etc" and it could be reused on Wikidata. They have a download page for annotations, which cannot all be added to Wikidata now. A few are readily available such as language of work or name (P407) and Chinese Clinical Trial Registry ID (P8064).

I like to discuss two points:

  • Do you think that a reference URL to the website is enough for these claims?
  • Do you have suggestions on how to model article features such as:
    • method: ("Observational research", "Systematic review", "Basic research (applied or theoretical)", "Experimental research in human subjects" etc)
    • subjects: ("Infected patients", "Biological samples from patients", "Amino acid sequence (structural proteins")
    • objective: ("Clinical manifestation", "Model / tool development", "Viral characterisation", "Intervention testing")

I believe it is worth to integrate this to Wikidata, as these crowd curation efforts can be, generally, a great way of making sure data gets to Wikidata comprehensively with reasonable quality control.


TiagoLubiana (talk) 01:27, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

Interesting — thanks! Will take a closer look. --Daniel Mietchen (talk) 11:17, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

Wikidata at the Bioinformatics Community Conference 2020?Edit

Also posted at Wikidata_talk:WikiProject_Molecular_biology

What do people think about going to the community-guided conference day at the Bioinformatics Community Conference? (Note: one of the topics is 'SARS-CoV-2 data organization')
I've drafted a suggestion for some wikidata activities in the communal conference planning document.
Would others be interested in attending? Could be an ideal outreach opportunity to a community with closely aligned goals and interests. T.Shafee(evo&evo) (talk) 12:06, 11 May 2020 (UTC)

  • Nice! Thanks, T.Shafee(evo&evo), it seems indeed like a great opportunity. I have added my name there, and I am very interested in helping to organize it however possible. TiagoLubiana (talk) 01:33, 12 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Sounds great indeed, and a good follow-up to the Biohackathon a few weeks back. I signed up. --Daniel Mietchen (talk) 05:27, 12 May 2020 (UTC)
  • @Evolution and evolvability: I had added my name, but it is not there anymore. Do you know what I have to do to contribute?TiagoLubiana (talk) 01:47, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

Age chart (based on Wikidata items for individuals)Edit

End of automatically generated list.

updated regularly at Wikidata:Lists/COVID-19 deaths/age chart. --- Jura 07:25, 13 May 2020 (UTC)

Nice! TiagoLubiana (talk) 01:39, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
@Jura: Very nice. Would it be possible to overlay a trace of the age distribution of people in wikidata as a whole (to show that it's not just an effect of randomly sampling a skewed distribution)? T.Shafee(evo&evo) (talk) 02:37, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

@Evolution and evolvability: Maybe. For comparison, above a chart for people who died in 2019 (right) and people whose item was created before 2020 (left). Combining them in one chart somehow exceeds me. --- Jura 08:59, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

Call with National Digital Library of IndiaEdit

<ping project should not be used in an indented reply> TiagoLubiana 01:35, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Daniel Mietchen 01:42, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Jodi.a.schneider 02:45, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Chchowmein 02:45, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Dhx1 03:38, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Konrad Foerstner 06:02, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Netha Hussain 06:19, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Bodhisattwa 06:56, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Neo-Jay 07:04, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
John Samuel 07:31, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
KlaudiuMihaila 07:53, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Salgo60 09:11, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Andrawaag 10:12, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Whidou 10:16, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Blue Rasberry 15:07, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
TJMSmith 16:15, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Egon Willighagen 16:49, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Nehaoua 20:32, 16 March 2020 (UTC)
Andy Mabbett (UTC)
Peter Murray-Rust 00:00, 17 March 2020 (UTC)
Kasyap 02:45, 17 March 2020 (UTC)
Denny 16:21, 17 March 2020 (UTC)
Kwj2772 16:56, 17 March 2020 (UTC)
Joalpe 22:47, 17 March 2020 (UTC)
Finn Årup Nielsen fnielsen) 10:59, 18 March 2020 (UTC)
Skim 11:45, 18 March 2020 (UTC)
SCIdude 15:15, 18 March 2020 (UTC)
Evolution and evolvability 01:23, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
Susanna Ånäs (Susannaanas) 07:05, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
Mlemusrojas 15:30, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
Yupik 20:23, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
Csisc 23:05, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
OAnick 10:26, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
Gnoeee 12:28, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
Jjkoehorst 14:27, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
So9q 08:58, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
Nandana 14:58, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
Addshore 15:56, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
Librarian lena 18:19, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
Jelabra 19:19, 24 March 2020 (UTC)
AlexanderPico 23:34, 27 March 2020 (UTC)
Higa4 02:51, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
JoranL 19:56, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
Alejgh 11:04, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
Will (Wiki Ed)) 17:36, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
Ranjithsiji 04:47, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
AntoineLogean 07:35, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
Hannolans 17:22, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
Farmbrough 21:15, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
Ecritures 21:26, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

  Notified participants of WikiProject COVID-19

Hello all, National Digital Library of India (Q3522708) is building a single window platform for COVID-19 research materials repository (check here). As both this WikiProject and NDLI are working on similar scope of area, they want to interact with this WikiProject's lead and active participants through video call and if possible, arrange for a webinar few days later to show us their workflow and get enriched from this group's expertise. I would like to request you to consider this proposal and I will arrange for a call this week, if some of you agrees to meet them. -- Bodhisattwa (CIS-A2K) (talk) 03:09, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

@Bodhisattwa (CIS-A2K): That is great! I can meet with you this week if desired. @Librarian_lena: is quite involved in this project too, and is a librarian, so maybe she could be interested in this interaction too :). Also, we will have our open project call tomorrow at 15:00 UTC (20:30 in India Standard Time), and you can surely join us there (see more and get the link at Wikidata:WikiProject_COVID-19/Project_meeting).  – The preceding unsigned comment was added by TiagoLubiana (talk • contribs).
@TiagoLubiana:, thanks for showing interest. I will attend today's meeting and check if anyone else can join the call also. I will then coordinate with NDLI to schedule a date. -- Bodhisattwa (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:14, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
pinging @Daniel Mietchen:, for consideration to join the meeting with NDLI. -- Bodhisattwa (CIS-A2K) (talk) 12:40, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the ping, TiagoLubiana :). Please feel free to keep me involved with what's going on, @Bodhisattwa (CIS-A2K):. --Librarian lena (talk) 15:15, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
Thanks @Librarian lena:, I will update you if a call can be scheduled this week. Pinging @Csisc, Bluerasberry:, if you are interested to be in the call. -- Bodhisattwa (CIS-A2K) (talk) 16:06, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
Bodhisattwa (CIS-A2K): I will be honoured to join this interesting call. --Csisc (talk) 01:55, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
@TiagoLubiana, Librarian lena, Csisc, Mahir256:, due to the devastating effect of Cyclone Amphan (Q94694597) in West Bengal (Q1356), electricity power and internet connection is gone for many people and it might take few days to have them reinstated. Due to this, we could not make this call this weekend. NDLI contacts have requested to have the call on 26th or 27th May, if this is ok for you. Thanks for understanding -- Bodhisattwa (CIS-A2K) (talk) 04:22, 23 May 2020 (UTC)
pinging @TiagoLubiana, Librarian lena, Csisc, Mahir256: again, please let me know, if it is ok to have the call on 26th or 27th May at around 8 pm IST. -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 12:46, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

@TiagoLubiana, Librarian lena, Csisc, Mahir256:, The meeting is fixed on 26th May, 2020 at 8 pm IST or 2:30 pm UTC. I have sent you all mail which have the zoom link, meeting ID and password. Kindly confirm. -- Bodhisattwa (CIS-A2K) (talk) 16:29, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

@TiagoLubiana:, sure, if you have some regular etherpad for WikiProject COVID-19, we can take notes there, if that is ok. We will start the call at the scheduled time. -- Bodhisattwa (talk) 13:34, 26 May 2020 (UTC) TiagoLubiana (talk) 14:28, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
  • @Bodhisattwa (CIS-A2K): I missed this but am supportive of the collaboration. Thanks for joining the regular COVID-19 call a few days ago. Please post updates of developments when you have them. I expect that members of this WikiProject will give continuous feedback and support. Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:47, 16 June 2020 (UTC)

Finalizing the Gene Wiki sprint on SARS-COV2Edit

In March we started a sprint to repurpose gene wiki bots to handle knowledge on SARS-COV2 (and related virusses). Today we have updated the sprint as finished as described on the project page, we have published our finding in a preprint and we are preparing this to submit for peer-review. --Andrawaag (talk) 11:53, 20 May 2020 (UTC)

Number of Active casesEdit


Currently for getting the Active cases count we use this formula; a = number of cases (P1603) – (number of deaths (P1120) + number of recoveries (P8010)). But is some case there comes migration cases. So we need to substract the migration cases also to get the active cases count. Currenly there is no Property for number of migration cases. So should we go for new Property or any other suggestions... -❙❚❚❙❙ JinOy ❚❙❚❙❙ 11:48, 22 May 2020 (UTC)

A network diagram of interactions between covid19 genesEdit

Coronavirus Network Explorer - do we recon there's scope to encode something similar in Wikidata? Would be particularly good to be clear on the level of certainty/support for some of the inferred relationships. T.Shafee(evo&evo) (talk) 09:18, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

  • @Evolution and evolvability: Sure, I believe there is scope for something similar. Thanks for sharing. I agree with the level of support. Moreover, I believe that there should be more rigorous way to represent the relations other than "activates" or "inhibits". Although widely used, these concepts are quite vague. I think that the first step would be populating Wikidata with known protein-protein interactions via physically interacts with (P129) and then we can build ways to make such a graph. What do you think? TiagoLubiana (talk) 10:21, 29 May 2020 (UTC)
I agree with that. The covid proteins (and their human interaction partners) could act as a test set. I did a test set of various relationships between gene elements here a few years back that included a few physical interactions. It may also be important to have a lot of qualifiers to sort, since some interactions will only occur in particular circumstances so a full graph/list of P129s between proteins might end up bring misleading without those qualifiers. T.Shafee(evo&evo) (talk) 05:09, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
@Evolution and evolvability: I agree that they can be misleading withou the proper qualifiers. On the other hand, they are widely used in scientific literature without mentioning these important constraints. That also applies to interactions mentioned on the English Wikipedia. I guess we could just add the P129s that have some arbitrarily high degree of confidence and that would not be worse as current gold standard PPI networks. Of course, with time we can strive to make those increasingly more precise. TiagoLubiana (talk) 23:45, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
@Evolution and evolvability: By the way, I have added some PPI information about COVID-19 related proteins to Wikidata already. They were interactions in a PPI base, from an article which was a preprint at the time, but was later published in Nature. I read the article and trusted the results. The code used for this is in this github repo. TiagoLubiana (talk) 23:45, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

Identifying data gapsEdit

Hi everyone - I work at Wiki Education and we are exploring the creation of a COVID-themed Wikidata course. The idea would be fill in gaps in the data about COVID, public health response, notable literature, modeling or anything else related to the pandemic. My colleague, Ryan (Wiki Ed) (talkcontribslogs), has been running a version of this course for state by state responses on Wikipedia. You can see the work here. We're at the early stages of exploring this - the course could take a similar form as a state by state approach or we could structure it to better support Wikipedia or work on creating a series of visualizations. If you've noticed any big gaps on Wikidata or noticed data getting siloed somewhere that isn't here, I'd love to hear it. Thanks! Will (Wiki Ed) (talk) 23:17, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

  • @Will (Wiki Ed): Hello, Will. Very nice course, thanks for posting! First of all, Monday at 15:00 we will have our WikiProject Call, you are more than welcome to join and present a few of your ideas if you would like to! There are many gaps. I would personally like to see an improvement on the representation of hospitals on Wikidata, which is more general than just COVID-19, but still, quite important. Data for states/countries and so is continuously changed, so we are still dealing with the task of how to keep it updated and clean. There has been some work on the modelling of countermeasures ( @Susannaanas:), which includes closing of educational institutions (Q88323877), which might be interesting for Wiki Ed-related editors (see this query for items: . TiagoLubiana (talk) 10:33, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

Request feedback on a property proposal - study typeEdit

I am seeking comment on a property proposal. The conversation got complicated with questions. I think we found a breakthrough, and I feel like this property is discussed enough to create. However, it would benefit from community feedback to reach its end. Can people here please comment?

This is part of Wikidata:WikiProject Clinical Trials. Clinical trials are relevant to this WikiProject because we are indexing every medical study with human research subjects which is addressing COVID-19. I estimate that in 95% of clinical trials including for COVID-19, the property study type will be either "interventional", meaning testing some treatment, or "observational", which means just watching people for outcomes without applying a treatment.

The discussion halted while I and some others collected information. In my view, this property turned out to be not so complicated for medicine. Thanks for any feedback people can give.

For anyone who wants to see Wikidata's collection of clinical trials on COVID-19, please see the Scholia profile for coronavirus disease. If we had this property we could better curate this. Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 17:54, 16 June 2020 (UTC)

  • Nice, thanks for sharing it here. I will comment there. TiagoLubiana (talk) 12:09, 19 June 2020 (UTC)

Twitter account for the WikiProjectEdit


I've created a twitter account for the project. Feel free to suggest content, give tips, or tell me what you believe I should do there. Oh, and follow, of course :) --> @WikidataCOVID19 .

TiagoLubiana (talk) 22:36, 21 June 2020 (UTC)

Thanks, awesome! --Egon Willighagen (talk) 06:18, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Alternate COVID-19 dashboardsEdit

I just signed up for the COVID-19 WikiProject on Wikidata, but it's not clear to me if that is a group of Wikipedians, Wikidatans or both. I signed up because I started a Wikipedia article for Rebekah Jones, and now I am wondering whether there is any concerted effort to collect alternate sources for official national/state/provincial COVID-19 dashboards. I saw some work on linking up pandemic articles to dashboards on Wikidata and collecting research papers but I suspect the bulk of the data collation work is on Wikipedia. I believe the metadata and data-behind-the-data is a controversial topic in many areas, and Florida is just an example. See this. Jane023 (talk) 09:19, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

  • @Jane023: Hello, Jane, thanks for joining. There is a COVID-19 project on Wikipedia, but this one is a group of Wikidatans, specifically. I would guess, though, that most of us here are also Wikipedians to some extent. Your suspicions are correct, the bulk of data collection is on Wikipedia. Wikidata allows for entries from different sources with qualifiers that state the origin of the data. I believe tabular case data (P8204) could point to different tables, for different sources. Maybe @Mxn: has a better idea? TiagoLubiana (talk) 09:46, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
Oh I hope I don't end up getting involved in the tabular data! No I wanted to create an item for the alternate dashboard and wondered how the modelling for the dashboards work. Obviously we are used to assuming that National Health stats (for any country) are fairly accurate, but now we have a bizarre situation where people are questioning how the data is collected and collated. Laying those direct concerns aside, in my experience when something becomes controversial it's usually political, and in this specific case it's because Florida wanted to reopen on June 1st. That's the sort of thing I meant. So just as someone was collecting a list of monuments being removed due to BLM, it would be nice to somehow collect controversial events regarding testing data, dashboard responses to politics, etc. On the page for "COVID-19 pandemic in Florida" I would expect a source for the "official" stats with a note to the alternate dashboard. I am also a bit confused about the role the WHO itself plays in the presentation of these stats worldwide - how does the metadata match up from region to region? That sort of thing might be best to model on Wikidata. Jane023 (talk) 10:08, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
  • These are all good points. WHO data is way messier than one would expect at first. There is this EntitySchema for dashboards, but that might be not exactly what you are looking for (but maybe it is?). Anyways, if you want to discuss these things live with other COVID-19 Wikidatans, we will have an open call on Monday, you can check it out here. TiagoLubiana (talk) 10:21, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
Oh yes that is a good start (the entity schema - didn't know that is what you call it). I will attend the call, thanks! Jane023 (talk) 10:50, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

DCMI Webinar about COVID-19 WikiprojectEdit

Hello everyone,

This thursday, June 25th, I will present about our work at this DCMI Webinar: Everyone is invited! TiagoLubiana (talk) 10:17, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

It seems like it would make sense to use the property on focus list of Wikimedia project (P5008) for this, maybe split into subprojects per region and per group of people (specific old age home franchises, meatpackers, age groups, etc). Has that also been part of the modelling discussion somewhere? Jane023 (talk) 13:00, 24 June 2020 (UTC)
Answering my own question, yes it is in use, just not in use for all related items apparently, see e.g. COVID-19 Louisiana Dashboard (Q91227376). Jane023 (talk) 13:25, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Wikimedia Research Showcase on medical knowledge and Covid-19 on Wikipedia (July 15)Edit

Hi all. My name is Martin Gerlach and I'm a research scientist in the Research team at the Wikimedia Foundation. I'm reaching out to you to let you know about an upcoming research showcase we're organizing that could be of interest to you:

This upcoming Wednesday, July 15, at 9:30 AM PDT/16:30 UTC the Wikimedia Research showcase will feature 2 talks around medical knowledge on Wikipedia: an overview by Denise Smith on the various ways users engage with Wikipedia’s health content in general as well as a timely study by Giovanni Colavizza on how editors are integrating knowledge on Covid-19 at an unprecedented pace. The talks will be live-streamed on (youtube) and there will also be time for audience questions during Q&A. More details, see here. --MGerlach (WMF) (talk) 09:15, 13 July 2020 (UTC)

Beyond COVID-19: methodological toolsetEdit

Maybe both specialists in the field and specialists in other fields could benefit from a compilation of methods and concepts in general. People in the field would have everything at hand or avoid pitfals in some of the methods. Those from other fields can provide methodological input or gain insight for their field.

The question is then how to go about it. --- Jura 14:19, 18 July 2020 (UTC)

Honestly, I don't think Wikidata is the place to do this. A ragtag bunch of non-medical volunteers can help but should never replace medical experts, researchers, WHO, CDC, etc. Anyone looking to Wikidata for training shouldn't be in the business of public health or research. -Animalparty (talk) 20:17, 8 November 2020 (UTC)
What aspect of methods, concepts and training would you structure at Wikidata? --- Jura 21:25, 8 November 2020 (UTC)


How do we model them? There are already 2 proposed variants. --Infovarius (talk) 17:50, 25 August 2020 (UTC)

Which variants? Excellent idea BTW. would be a source to start. --SCIdude (talk) 07:07, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
Got it. The query is here: Wikidata:WikiProject_COVID-19/Queries#Vaccines. --SCIdude (talk) 07:32, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
See --SCIdude (talk) 07:36, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
There is a data model in Wikidata:WikiProject_Medicine/Data_models/Vaccines, but it is outdated and a fresh modeling approach might be desirable. @Infovarius: What are the variants that you mention? TiagoLubiana (talk) 18:01, 29 August 2020 (UTC)
Also, the Vaccine Ontology might be a good source of inspiration. TiagoLubiana (talk) 18:02, 29 August 2020 (UTC)

Symptom vs complication of COVID-19Edit

The symptom acute respiratory distress syndrome had qualifiers basically saying that it wasn't a symptom. I've therefore changed the statement (diff) as indicated below. However, I don't know enough about symproms vs complications vs diagnoses, so I need others to check both this and others.

T.Shafee(evo&evo) (talk) 01:09, 4 September 2020 (UTC)

Glossary at the Translator Bureau of the Canadian GovernmentEdit

The translator bureau of the Canadian government has an English-French glossary of COVID-19-related terms on their website that we could use to check to ensure that we have them in Wikidata at the very least. -Yupik (talk) 06:49, 7 September 2020 (UTC) 

Tabular data importEdit

I am planning to upload a COVID-19 case dataset on Commons, and link them through tabular case data (P8204) on Wikidata. More details at Wikidata talk:WikiProject Tabular data#COVID-19 tabular data. If you have any suggestions or questions, please raise them there in order not to split the discussion. Regards, --Stevenliuyi (talk) 02:28, 8 September 2020 (UTC)

@Stevenliuyi: I haven't looked at the specifics, but that sounds good! We could certainly use better COVID data here. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 06:44, 20 September 2020 (UTC)

Nice preprint out about this project!Edit

On Zenodo: Representing COVID-19 information in collaborative knowledge graphs: a study of Wikidata. Congrats to everyone involved for getting this out. Is there an on-wiki version yet? We should have a WikiJournal about knowledge itself for things like this and the recent Systemic Bias assessment... Sj (talk) 00:02, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

@Sj: So glad that you liked it! It was mostly User:Csisc's effort to put this together that made it happen. I like the idea of the Wikidata Journal! The articles are mentioned in the Weekly summary but something more academic, something like a reference portal would be nice. I wonder if something like this doesn't exist already, a WikiProject Wikidata in Academia or something. TiagoLubiana (talk) 16:59, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
Very nice work. It would be nice to gather/present the academic publications that relates to Wikidata in some way.--So9q (talk) 13:11, 10 December 2020 (UTC)

How to describe important people-related COVID-19 eventsEdit

I just created Margaret Keenan (Q104089209) but is there a way to describe this without creating items for people? Especially since references will be a problem due to BLP concerns. Jane023 (talk) 09:58, 10 December 2020 (UTC)

@Jane023: Good point. I think the modelling you did was great. The closest thing I can think of is has index case (P1660), and there we also have to create items for each person. By the way, I'm not familiar with BLP, what is that? TiagoLubiana (talk) 17:20, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
BLP is shorthand for "Biographies of Living People", which is also the name of a policy on English Wikipedia (which I have never read, but am familiar with as a reason for deletion due to privacy issues). I know someone has been adding notable Corona deaths, but there are all sorts of other people known for corona for different reasons than that and they are very much alive. In this case I doubt it's an issue, but I just wondered if I am the first to run into it. Jane023 (talk) 19:26, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

A chance to redeem ourselvesEdit

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikidata:Project chat#A chance to redeem ourselves. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 06:39, 17 December 2020 (UTC)

next: test kitsEdit

Please add test kits when they surface. Query: Wikidata:WikiProject_COVID-19/Queries#Test_kits 08:24, 19 December 2020 (UTC)

@SCIDude: Nice! Do you know if there are any datasets with that information? It would be a good fit for a semi-automatic reconciliation. TiagoLubiana (talk) 17:22, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
There is a huge open dataset at that, while it has a German language interface and fieldnames, the field values are mostly English. It can be downloaded via Aktionen/Herunterladen. NOTE: this dataset does not appear consolidated, i.e. duplicate data exist. DO NOT IMPORT WITHOUT CONSOLIDATION. But as source it's immensely helpful. --SCIdude (talk) 16:00, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

RNA sequence variantsEdit

This is a quick heads up: I am going to make items for notable sequence variants. I define here notable as: discussed in mainstream media, e.g. the thirteen for the UK variant. --Egon Willighagen (talk) 13:24, 27 December 2020 (UTC)

Oh, btw, there are currently three genome variants (lineages/strains) in Wikidata: --Egon Willighagen (talk) 13:32, 27 December 2020 (UTC)
All 17 B.1.1.7 variants (well, the discussed ones) are in now, along with one or two others, mentioned in the academic literature: --Egon Willighagen (talk) 09:39, 2 January 2021 (UTC)

property proposalEdit

Please see Wikidata:Property_proposal/number_of_vaccinations. --- Jura 13:54, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

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