In order to improve the aggregation, search, and filtering capabilities for outbreak.info Resources, we created a topicCategory field which could be populated via classification algorithms. While the LitCovid provided mappable categories which could be used for training data for publications, obtaining training data for other resource types was not as straightforward. To address this issue, a volunteer (Benjamin Rush) created a citizen science app which was available at curate.outbreak.info until this issue was resolved.
The following individuals helped to classify datasets by topic for outbreak.info/resources and have consented to being publicly acknowledged for their contributions.
-Allison Guevara Martinez
-Dawn J Galletly
We thank everyone listed above (and those who prefer to remain anonymous) for their contributions. We are grateful for their efforts in generating training data for categorizing resources on our site.