National COVID-19 Research Platform

The Australian Alliance for AI in Healthcare (AAAiH) is creating a National COVID-19 AI Research Platform to support the global and national COVID-19 response. The Platform will fast track access to and development of clinical AI and data analytic technologies to assist decision making by clinicians, researchers, public health officials, industry, NGOs and government. It is aggregating information about the many different COVID-19 algorithms and data sets available to the community, and it provides a directory service that matches up skilled researchers with COVID-19 specific projects as well as other healthcare projects.

The Platform is hosted on existing infrastructure structures using Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet).

We have four project teams working collaboratively to deliver the National COVID-19 AI Research Platform comprised of volunteers across our AAAiH membership. Access to the Platform will initially be available to AAAiH members. If you would like to become a member please contact us.

Algorithm Team

The team has collected a list of algorithms and developed a draft Algorithm Evaluation Framework to support COVID-10 decision-making. The Framework is currently being reviewed by an international expert panel. The algorithm list includes developers, methods and dataset(s) used, potential risks of bias, evaluations undertaken, ethical framing, and details on access to the algorithm.

People, Ideas, Machines Team

Register or find Alliance members including researchers, clinicians, public health officials, industry specialists, peak bodies and consumer groups interested and available to work on Australian AI healthcare research projects. Members can list their skills, projects and technology. Access the Register.

Platform Team

This team is tasked with providing the infrastructure and cloud services to support the Research Platform. The team consists of research scientists and industry providers working together to design a secure platform to host the information collected.

Dataset Team

This team is creating a registry of COVID-19 related Australian public and private datasets. The Dataset listing will be made available via the Platform to researchers and data scientists to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) models to support decision-making. Ultimately this listing is intended to form part of an internationally curated public repository.

Email us to express your interest. Tell us the Team you’re interested in, your expertise and we’ll get back to you.

Become a member of AAAiH. Membership is open to national and international collaborators.