DATASET: Primary school temporal network data

Release data: Sep 30, 2015

This data set contains the temporal network of contacts between the children and teachers used in the study published in BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:695. The file contains a tab-separated list representing the active contacts during 20-second intervals of the data collection. Each line has the form “t i j Ci Cj”, where i and j are the anonymous IDs of the persons in contact, Ci and Cj are their classes, and the interval during which this contact was active is [ t – 20s, t ]. If multiple contacts are active in a given interval, you will see multiple lines starting with the same value of t. Time is measured in seconds.

Terms and conditions

The data are distributed to the public under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. When this data is used in published research or for visualization purposes, please cite the following papers:

Mitigation of infectious disease at school: targeted class closure vs school closure,
BMC Infectious Diseases 14:695 (2014)

High-Resolution Measurements of Face-to-Face Contact Patterns in a Primary School,
PLOS ONE 6(8): e23176 (2011)

Please also acknowledge the SocioPatterns collaboration and provide a link to

download iconDynamical contact list, tab separated, 476KB
download iconMetadata (class and gender), tab separated, 4KB


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