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ready Project Tycho: Data for Health

Abbreviation:Project Tycho

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In 2013, we released the first version of Project Tycho containing weekly case counts for 50 notifiable conditions reported by health agencies in the United States for 50 states and 1284 cities between 1888 and 2014. Over the past four years, over 3700 users have registered to use Project Tycho data for a total of 40 creative works including peer-reviewed research papers, visualizations, online applications, and newspaper articles. Project Tycho 2.0 has expanded its scope to a global level and improved standardization, following FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) Data Principles where possible. Project Tycho 2.0 includes case counts for 28 additional notifiable conditions for the US and includes data for dengue-related conditions for 99 countries between 1955 and 2010, obtained from the World Health Organization and Ministries of Health. Project Tycho 2.0 datasets are represented in a standard format and include standard SNOMED-CT codes for reported conditions, ISO 3166 codes for countries and first administrative level subdivisions, and NCBI TaxonID numbers for pathogens. Metadata for Project Tycho datasets are available on the website in human-readable format, but also in machine-interpretable DATS and DataCite metadata files.

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Contagious diseases in the United States from 1888 to the present.

van Panhuis WG,Grefenstette J,Jung SY,Chok NS,Cross A,Eng H,Lee BY,Zadorozhny V,Brown S,Cummings D,Burke DS
N Engl J Med 2013

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  • 49276 (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, Washington, USA)

  • 5K01ES026836-03 (National Institutes of Health Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K), Bethesda, MD, USA)

  • 5U54GM088491-09 (National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), Bethesda, MD, USA)