Urgent call for modellers to support epidemic modelling

Real-time modelling is an essential component of the public health response to an outbreak of pandemic influenza in the UK. 

This urgent call to action is addressed to the scientific modelling community and is a scheme to allow those with modelling skills (including data science) to contribute to current UK efforts in modelling the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A willingness to work on specific tasks and to deadlines is needed. However, no previous experience in epidemic modelling is required of RAMP participants.

Full details of the scheme, with an online form to volunteer on behalf of your research group can be found here: https://epcced.github.io/ramp/

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Please note that RAMP does not address molecular modelling of the virus itself or of new antivirals, vaccines, etc. These avenues are already the subject of various efforts and initiatives internationally.