A great deal of research and data will be required to bring the Covid-19 pandemic to a halt and solve the problems it has caused. UvA scientists are now volunteering to help conduct statistical data analysis for research having to do with Covid-19.
The Psychological Methods programme group at the University of Amsterdam has launched an initiative called Data scientists Against Corona. This initiative aims to provide data scientists with an opportunity to make their skills available for the benefit of research geared toward either stopping the pandemic's spread or solving the problems it leaves in its wake.
'Without data, society is flying blind. And when society is blind, it's unable to take prudent action. As data scientists, our mission is to volunteer our skills to help society in its battle against the coronavirus, by improving its observations of the world', say initiators Denny Borsboom, Tessa Blanken, Charlotte Tanis and Fabian Dablander.
If you are conducting research into Covid-19-related topics and could use extra help in conducting the statistical analysis of your data, you can submit a request for support via the website.
Datascientists from outside of the UvA have also been joining the effort, and within a week the project has grown to include 67 data scientists from different universities and companies. If you are a datascientist and would like to join the project, you can fill in the form through the link below.