Neighborhood Science - You Can Help with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Besides practicing social distancing and washing your hands, there's more you can do to help the world during this pandemic. Join us in doing some real science in and for your neighborhood and help the professional and academic scientific communities accelerate their research and solve real world problems.

These projects are for all ages and perfect for families and classrooms.

Get involved with efforts to track the COVID-19 virus and help accelerate the research for cure

  • Outbreaks Near Me
    Contribute your health status daily and help scientists and public health researchers track COVID-19 and flu outbreaks in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. It also provides you an insight into the spread in your community.
  • Corona-Land
    Participate in a survey to help researchers improve the COVID-19 virus simulator. The simulator allows you to explore how different variables influence the spread of virus and affect the healthcare system and the ability to treat infected patients, and what we can do to contain it. The simulator is useful for educators, parents or anyone who need a visual aid to help explain the impact of different mitigating strategies, such as social distancing, and adapting behaviors such as frequent handwashing, etc. The simulator is best used on a desktop computer.
  • COVID-19 Citizen Science by UCSF (iOS | Android)
    Anyone 18 years of age and older can help the UCSF COVID-19 researchers learn more about how the novel coronavirus is spreading throughout the world and ways to predict and prevent further infections. You can contribute to the study using the mobile app, which involves a series of surveys and collection of smartphone and potentially device-related data. The initial survey to get your account set up takes about 5 minutes. After that you will receive a reminder to contribute one minute of your day to update your daily health status using the app.
  • COVID-19 Sounds
    Upload short recordings of cough and breathing and report symptoms to help researchers from the University of Cambridge detect if a person is suffering from COVID-19. Healthy and non-healthy participants welcome.