OpenPandemics - COVID-19
COVID-19 is a disease caused by SARS-CoV2, a virus of the coronavirus family. These viruses cause diseases that affect mainly the human respiratory system and potentially other major organs. COVID-19 can lead to serious illness or even death. You and your computer can help scientists at Scripps Research find potential treatments.
Crucial data, better crops. A new partnership to improve rainfall forecasting
95% of agriculture in Africa depends on rainfall. The Africa Rainfall Project will use the computing power of World Community Grid, data from The Weather Company, and other data to improve rainfall modelling, which can help farmers in sub-Saharan Africa successfully raise their crops.
Mapping new territory inside our bodies
Trillions of bacteria inside our bodies may play a large role in the development of diseases such as Type 1 diabetes. How? Help researchers find out in this comprehensive study of the human microbiome.
Help improve the odds for cancer patients
Early and accurate detection saves lives. Power the search for molecular markers that will help researchers detect cancer earlier and design more effective treatments.
AIDS is constantly evolving. So are the tools to fight it.
Since 2005, the volunteers behind FightAIDS@Home have helped scientists advance HIV research. The next phase of that effort is just beginning, and you can play a key role in helping the millions of people afflicted by this deadly virus.
What is World Community Grid
How You Can Help
World Community Grid is a simple way to support cutting-edge research into important global humanitarian causes. Your computer or mobile device could be powering scientific research on health, poverty and sustainability. Join now.