The working groups and their roles are as follows:The Covid-19 International Modelling Consortium (CoMo Consortium) comprises several working groups. Each working group plays a specific role in formulating a mathematical modelling response to help guide policymaking responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. These responses can be tailored to the specific Covid-19 context at a national or sub-national level.
- Policy support. Facilitating a direct link between the experts involved in developing the models and interpreting their outputs, the local in-country experts, and the policymakers in each country.
- Model development. Writing, coding, debugging and updating the primary model structure.
- Interface development. Creation of a web-based interface that enables non-modelers to run the models, based on their local parameters.
- Economic modelling. Conducting modelling to assess the economic costs and impacts arising from an intervention or a suite of interventions.
- Evidence synthesis. Combining scientific evidence relating to the Covid-19 pandemic with model projections, economics and financing to create evidence-based policy briefs.
- Outreach and communications. Engaging both in-country experts and policymakers who are seeking additional modelling support to deal with their specific Covid-19 situation.
What we need – volunteers to assist in the following areas:
- Project coordination. Assistance required with coordinating the CoMo Consortium’s work at the international, national and sub-national levels.
- Updating parameter estimates. The parameter estimates must be updated daily, otherwise there is a risk of using obsolete or out of date information.
- Testing the model. The model must be continually tested against historical case studies and other known scenarios. The model must also be compared with other models. It is essential that the model’s performance is regularly checked. This is increasingly important as the model becomes used more and more widely.
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