The University of Michigan’s COVID-19 data dashboard earned high marks in a recent evaluation by a team of Yale and Harvard researchers.
“We Rate Covid Dashboards,” a new Twitter account and website that grades pandemic dashboards created by colleges and universities, awarded U-M an “A” grade for being easy to read, sharing community data trends and identifying how many students are in isolation or quarantine, among other criteria.
U-M is one of 14 schools to receive the grade out of 156 schools the researchers have evaluated.
The researchers involved in the project include two Yale School of Medicine professors and Ayotomiwa Ojo, an LSA alumnus who is now a medical student and master of public policy candidate at Harvard University.
U-M’s COVID-19 data dashboard debuted last month on the Campus Maize & Blueprint website. It includes cumulative data about the total number of tests and the total number of cases, information about positivity rates and isolation numbers since March 8.