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Low-cost & Open-Source Covid19 Detection kits

Developing and sharing open source methodologies to safely test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 using multiple approaches.

Welcome to the OpenCovid19 initiative!

The goal of this project is to develop an open source methodology to safely test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 using tools as common as possible. 

How to join the project:

0- Read through this onboarding document

1- Join the project on JOGL - activate the notifications in your profile

2- Fill out the project member survey

3- Join the Slack

4- Request to join the permissions group for edit access to the Google Drive

5- Visit our Open Lab Notebook

If you have relevant expertise but cannot commit to ongoing/dedicated work on the project, we're working on putting together a separate Google Form experts can fill out to have their name included in our list of Expert Contacts we will occasionally reach out to for guidance/reviews. In the meantime, reach out to one of the project admins (above). Any help is much appreciated!

Community Zoom Call:

We've set our next community call this Wednesday March 18 at 6pm Paris time (GMT+1).

We will use the following zoom room: https://zoom.us/j/7804345815

Here is the recording of our 1st community call [4th of March]. Enjoy! :)

Here is the recording of our 2nd community call [11th of March]. Enjoy too! :)

Additional information
  • Short Name: #Covid19DetectionKit
  • Last update: April 17, 2020
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