We have built the Wikipedia of Coronavirus information, coronavirustechhandbook.com.
The crisis is far from over. Beyond the immediate healthcare challenges, the economic impacts will mean overloaded public services for years to come, but we can overcome this if we work fast and together. The handbook:
- connect doctors up to the latest global treatments
- allows engineering teams to collaborate on ventilator designs
- guides mutual aid groups how to organise
- supports charities to rapidly design new services
- informs educators internationally to switch to online teaching
- provides manufacturers with effective PPE specifications
- compiles information on testing strategies for NHS researchers
- supplies journalists with epidemiological data to report on the crisis
- connects policymakers with scientists and specialists
- inspires and supports many other handbooks for specific communities
- and much more!
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We need your help
We are a tiny team working flat out. The handbook has been used over 700,000 times since we launched just over a month ago. We have enough funding to keep going for about eight more weeks.
We need money to keep going, to grow the team, improve our tech, and reach the millions of people across the world fighting the pandemic. Anything you can give will be a huge help, and every donation - no matter how small - will inspire others to give as well.
- Nathan Young @nathanpmyoung
- Edward Saperia @edsaperia
- Mia Bennett @mialomo
- Joseph Reeve @isnit0
- Waverley Coquet @wavecoquet
- Oliver Pitt @oliverpitt
- and many, many volunteers from around the world!
- Katherine Maher, Executive Director Wikimedia Foundation
- Bill Thompson, Principal Research Engineer, BBC R&D
- Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer, Greater London Authority
- Jeni Tennison, CEO Open Data Institute
- Tom Steinberg, founder MySociety, board of ICIJ
- Mike Butcher, Editor TechCrunch
- Mike Penrose, Founder of Sustainability Group, Ex. Executive Director of UNICEF UK
- Lisa Murphy, Digital Strategist Public Health England
- Irina Bolychevsky, Director Standards & Interoperability NHSX, board Open Knowledge Foundation
- Dr Lee de Wit, Director Political Psychology Lab, University of Cambridge
- Josie Fraser, Head of Digital Policy National Lottery Heritage Fund, Chair Wikimedia UK
- Dr Andrew Harding, Senior Policy and Technology Advisor Centre for Data Ethics & Innovation
- Jo Kerr, Director of Impact and Innovation Turn2us (National Poverty Charity)
- Alison Goldsworthy, CEO The Depolarisation Project, Vice Chair Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust
- Sam Gilbert, Researcher Bennett Institute for Public Policy, University of Cambridge
- Lydia Nicholas, Better Care Systems Programme Manager Doteveryone
- Phoebe Tickell, Portfolio Officer National Lottery Community Fund, Board International Bateson Institute
- Lucy Hooberman, Professor Digital Media & Innovation, University of Warwick
Help doctors and specialists to talk to each other. Help developers and engineers build tools. Help charities and volunteers coordinate. Help save lives. Thanks hugely for your support.
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