We are pleased to announce one of our core partners, Brunel University, has launched this project, in connection with VECMA, to maximise the accessibility of research results in the fight against COVID-19.
Funds raised will be used to create an interactive COVID-19 risk assessment map which will map the spread risk in several UK universities. The risk map will be created by combining historical data with forecasts from our in-house Flu And Coronavirus Simulator ( https://facs.readthedocs.org ), which predicts COVID-19 spread taking into account individual buildings and households. The risk map allows people to:
- see forecasts of the expected number of infectious cases in the coming weeks,
- identify potential hot spots across universities,
- investigate how different lockdown measures may affect future spread,
- help give an idea of what could be expected, taking into account some key uncertainties.
The project is a first crowdfunding pilot, which will create this assessment map as a publicly available website, allowing students, families and other interested parties to interactively explore our main campus forecasts.
Background, the team, how funds will be used, the motivation and goal of this project and how to become a sponsor are fully explained here. Please help our project to succeed.
Thank you for your time and once again for your extraordinary support to us.