COVID-19 Useful resource Gallery

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We now have gathered fascinating COVID-19 assets and made them simply accessible inside a single gallery web site.

The Information Science group is exhibiting a fantastic spirit of collaboration, extensively contributing to the understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic by discovering new and inventive methods to research, visualize and talk knowledge. Many such assets are popping up each day and we at Mirai Options have been impressed by many such works for our Covid19 Shiny app.

Whereas engaged on updates and new releases of the app, we additionally realized the worth of with the ability to collect and browse in a single place the fascinating assets we have been coming throughout on social media, newspapers, GitHub and so forth. As knowledge units are continuously being up to date, this additionally addresses the necessity to evaluate completely different knowledge sources in a simple and fast means.

Such a necessity is now fulfilled by the COVID-19 Useful resource Gallery: an open supply R Markdown web site together with a gallery of (embedded) pages created in a dynamic means based mostly on easy metadata in JSON format.

The gallery web site is constructed utilizing a devoted R Markdown web site generator supplied by the novel rmdgallery bundle hosted on GitHub:


The entries of our gallery are listed as metadata in JSON format like the next for our Covid19 app

{ "mirai-covid-19": { "title": "Covid19 Shiny App", "writer": "Mirai Options GmbH", "url": "", "menu_entry": "Mirai Covid19", "template": "embed-url", "content material": "" }

The rmdgallery::gallery_site generator permits to incorporate the desired content material (together with the opposite metadata) within the ensuing gallery web page utilizing different templates. Within the case above we’re merely embedding the Covid19 Shiny app given its URL (see the template discipline), which is the everyday case for together with pages like dashboards and net apps.

The web site is mechanically constructed and deployed through GitHub Actions, and new gallery pages are merely added by pushing up to date JSON metadata to the grasp department.

The gallery at present options:

Do you want the concept and need to embody your favourite COVID-19 assets in your personal gallery? Be happy to fork our GitHub repository and see it dwell at!

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