Aarhus COVID-19 Datathon 2021

August 20th, 10:00 - August 22nd, 16:00

Venue: Aarhus University Hospital

More information: Conference page

We are proud to announce, that we have partnered with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and many Danish collaborators and experts to organize a weekend with COVID-19 data in focus. The Aarhus COVID-19 Datathon 2021 consists of a symposium Friday followed by a weekend Datathon.

At the symposium, field experts will present and discuss the research opportunities made possible by the increasing accumulation of COVID-19 related data. The Datathon will then take over, with domain experts and data scientists working on original research problems and questions at sprint pace.

Who is this for

The Friday symposium

The symposium is aimed at everybody with an interest in COVID-19 and the data obtained describing the epidemic, be it lay people or experienced researchers. For a deeper dive into the data and analysis methods, stay for the Datathon.

All participants of the symposium are invited to the final presentations of Datathon projects. Presentations are held at the same place as the Friday symposium, from 14:00 to 16:00, Sunday, August 22nd

For more information, view the Datathon programme.

The actual Datathon, Saturday and Sunday

The Datathon is a cross-disciplinary learning platform/workshop, and we hope to attract a diverse group of people with a common goal of working with data and learning from each other. We recommend that participants have some experience in data science/statistics or domain knowledge about one or more of the datasets. Overall the data sets are (at least on the hypothesis level) associated with the aspects of the epidemic. The data sets are described in more detail in About the datathon. Groups of ~4-6 participants will be balanced with respect to experience and background/education, and each group will be assigned one or more experts, experienced in working with the data and/or problem at hand.


Register as soon as possible and no later than August 10th 2021. Early bird registration expires July 20th.


Friday afternoon symposium only: 150 DKK (~20 €) (incl. VAT)
Early bird Datathon (incl. symposium; expires July 20th): 450 DKK (~60 €) (incl. VAT)
Datathon (incl. symposium): 550 DKK (~75 €) (incl. VAT)