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Online course: “Data-informed Decision Making in a Pandemic”

Free of charge online course by FENStatS and STAT-UP Statistical Consulting & Data Science

During the global COVID-19 pandemic, leaders in politics and businesses have to make lots of difficult decisions. Many conflicting interests are considered to find tradeoffs that keep damages in all aspects of public and private life as small as possible. The course will examine how data can support those decisions,


By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the functional principles, possibilities and limitations of data-informed decision-making.
  • Understand the role of data, statistics, forecasts and mathematical models in the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Develop a critical but open-minded attitude towards data in complex decision processes. 


The online course is officially released on KI-Campus and is freely available.  Access it here.


The material provided, including the interactive R-Shiny apps, can be used and reused for any purpose as long as you mention KI-Campus as the source and publish any derived works under a CC-BY-SA-4.0 (or compatible) license.

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