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With the global outbreak of COVID-19 and the race to stop the spread of the disease, communities of tech professionals, data scientists, healthcare professionals, designers, researchers and entrepreneurs are coming together online to collaborate, innovate and quickly find solutions through hackathons. There are many hackathons taking place across Europe. A list of current and upcoming hackathons which will kept updated can be found on the Saphire website.
The Coronavirus is rapidly spreading all around and has disrupted our daily life and society in an unimaginable manner in a relatively short time period. Scientists, doctors, and all other employees of the Amsterdam UMC are relentlessly working and searching for a solution. The academic fundraising foundations in Amsterdam have created the ‘Corona Research Fund Amsterdam UMC’, effective immediately. The aim of this ‘Corona Research Fund’ is to provide scientists of Amsterdam UMC the opportunity to speed up the start of their research in fight against the Coronavirus. The sooner we start, the bigger the chance that we can face and overcome this crisis.
While the pandemic has led many to first seek biomedical and epidemiological expertise, we should be careful not to overlook inputs from different scientific fields that could provide important insights in the current crisis. In this blogpost Jochem Zuijderwijk listed some early academic responses you might have missed.
The Coronavirus has a firm grip on nearly all countries around the world. To reduce its spread, many countries have imposed strong lockdowns. These lockdowns are severely damaging to society, and we need to think about smart, science-based exit strategies to weather the storm now. The goal of Strategies versus Corona is to generate, model, and evaluate different exit strategies through a massive Open Science and Citizen Science based initiative.
The COVID-19-COS project aims to establish a core outcome set for trials in patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. The project is part of the Australian Living Evidence Consortium National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce guidelines initiative. The role of the Taskforce is to identify and synthesise rapidly emerging clinical research and data and deliver national guidelines for the clinical management of patients with suspected or proven COVID-19 infection across primary, acute and critical care settings. This COVID-19-COS project brings together all stakeholders – patients, the public, and health professionals – to establish consensus-based high priority outcomes so they can be consistently included in trials and guidelines on the care of people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
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Thrive - for a mentally healthy Amsterdam - is a starting social movement that aims to stimulate the mental health and resilience of all people in Amsterdam. They wish to connect the people in the city, so they can learn from, inspire and encourage each other. On their webpage they will post weekly updates, like articles and vlogs on the mental health perspective in this corona-time. How can you remain mentally healthy in an extraordinary situation as this crisis? How can you handle uncertainty and stress? With other forms of social connection? In isolation? How can you help each other? And what are tips and tricks from peers?