COVID-19 Research Credits and Public Datasets

We’re living in a time of unprecedented changes and challenges—not only for our teams, colleagues, and customers, but for the world at large. The impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has created many new difficulties, and Google is committed to helping faculty and researchers find solutions. If you’re interested in contributing to COVID-19 research, we invite you to explore these new resources from Google Cloud.

Apply for Research Credits
Through partnerships with the Tech Against COVID Program and the White House, Google Cloud has set aside $20 million in research credits for researchers to leverage our computing capabilities and infrastructure as they study potential therapies and vaccines, track critical data, and identify new ways to combat COVID-19.
Submit your proposal, and find information on eligibility on the FAQ page. For any other questions, please contact [email protected].
COVID-19 Public Datasets Program
Google Cloud has made several public datasets available in a hosted repository, including the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering dataset, global health data from the World Bank, and OpenStreetMap data. Learn more about accessing these datasets. Google pays for storage of COVID-19 datasets, and BigQuery provides free queries on these datasets so they will not count against the limits in the BigQuery sandbox free tier.

Looking for training in data analysis?
We’ve launched the Career Readiness Data Analyst Track, which provides data science training for higher ed classrooms. Students can access professional-level training and credentials, while faculty provide guidance along the way. Eligibility is limited to faculty applying on behalf of their students.

We’ll continue to work tirelessly on these and other initiatives to support academic institutions during this time of need.

See you in the cloud,
Google Cloud Education Team


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