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Social Contact Rates (SOCRATES) Data Tool

Willem, Lander; Hoang, Van Thang; Funk, Sebastian; Coletti, Pietro; Beutels, Philippe; Hens, Niel

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  <dc:creator>Willem, Lander</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Hoang, Van Thang</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Funk, Sebastian</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Coletti, Pietro</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Beutels, Philippe</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Hens, Niel</dc:creator>
  <dc:description>We made an interactive web application with the R packages shiny and socialmixr to access and visualise social contact data from the social contact data sharing initiative ( The User Inferface (UI) enables the selection of a country, age categories, type of day, contact duration, intensity and gender. Based on this selection, a social contact matrix is plotted and principal results of the social contact analysis are printed, such as the relative incidence.

We included reactive strategies such as school closure and telework to analyse the impact on the relative incidence and R0. All results can be downloaded as RData file. Note that we will continue to develop this tool so the output/plots/scenarios might change in future editions.

More info and a case study for Covid19, is provided at 


  <dc:subject>Social Contact Data</dc:subject>
  <dc:subject>Infectious Diseases</dc:subject>
  <dc:subject>R Shiny</dc:subject>
  <dc:title>Social Contact Rates (SOCRATES) Data Tool</dc:title>
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