This webservice is developed and maintained by Alice McHardy, Susanne Reimering (lineage dynamics analysis), Zhi-Luo Deng (website development), Ehsaneddin Asgari (data processing) and Gary Robertson (website automation) of the Department for Computational Biology of Infection Research at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in collaboration with Max von Kleist and Martin Hölzer of the German Robert Koch Institute (RKI).

We gratefully acknowledge all data contributors, i.e. the Authors and their Originating laboratories responsible for obtaining the specimens, and their Submitting laboratories for generating the genetic sequence and metadata and sharing via the GISAID Initiative1, on which this research is based. A full list of all originating and submitting laboratories can be found here. We also acknowledge the COVID-19 Data Repository by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University2.

  1. Shu, Y., McCauley, J. (2017) GISAID: Global initiative on sharing all influenza data – from vision to reality. EuroSurveillance, 22(13). DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2017.22.13.30494
  2. Dong E, Du H, Gardner L. An interactive web-based dashboard to track COVID-19 in real time. Lancet Inf Dis, 20(5). DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30120-1