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We aim to build an open data exchange and modeling toolkit for responsible epidemiology.

We would like to build a toolkit that makes building 'responsible' epidemiological forecasting models easy and computationally efficient. It should make sane assumptions about variable distributions, include ways to integrate many types of empirical data in a straightforward way, allow for sensitivity analysis and understanding of uncertainty, capture possible dynamics of different types of suppression, mitigation and control tactics.

With sufficient resources, we would also try to design systems that maintain up to date, easily ingestible, empirical data on population level statistics ranging from demography and network connectedness on a granular level to granular public health data.

Please see https://github.com/epi-center/planning for a more detailed proposal.

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  • Created on: March 30, 2020
  • Last update: May 26, 2020
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