Our idea here on this platform is to prepare for the worst and help wherever we can.
We reasoned it might be best to first reach out to volunteers, assemble a list of supporting PIs, get talented and well trained people to sign up… allowing us to show some activity and demonstrate that this platform has potential to indeed be useful. I guess we are still in this part of the project (its Friday night, March 20).
Soon, but maybe only after the weekend, we will start reaching out to individuals and organizations that might have data and analysis problems for us… or will do so in case the situation worsens.
Naturally, we would more than happy to prepare this platform for nothing and have ‘wasted’ our time. It would be best for all of us if this pandemic would just blow over. But in all honesty… I think its good to prepare for the worst, isn’t it?
Anyways, this is what I’m doing at the moment and I’d be happy if you comment below all you thoughts and ideas for how we can be better prepared… who we should contact and offer our help… or any other thing you want me to hear.