A curated list of open research resources on the Internet. Includes data repositories, research code sharing sites, innovative academic search engines, etc.
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An open repository of over 8 years of web crawl data that can be accessed and analyzed by anyone. Common Crawl is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing a copy of the internet to internet researchers, companies and individuals at no cost for the purpose of research and analysis.
The corpus contains raw web page data, metadata extracts and text extracts. Stored on Amazon Web Services’ Public Data Sets and on multiple academic cloud platforms across the world. Access to the Common Crawl corpus hosted by Amazon is free. You may use Amazon’s cloud platform to run analysis jobs directly against it or you can download parts or all of it.
The IGC (International Growth Center) works closely with developing country governments on the specific economic challenges posed by the pandemic and will continue to produce research, blogs, videos, online events, and tools to aid policymakers and researchers with developing evidence-based responses to the social and economic facets of the crisis.
Data sets include COVID-19 Economic Impact Surveys, a joint initiative by the International Growth Centre (IGC) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) aiming to collect data on the economic impacts of COVID-19 in developing countries.