AfricArXiv is working towards building an Africa-owned preprint repository and is reaching out to and discussing with various other organizations and partners.
Global crowdsourced content by scientists: http://crowdfightcovid19.org/
AfricArXiv is working towards building an Africa-owned preprint repository and is reaching out to and discussing with various other organizations and partners. Meanwhile, we are partnering with the established preprint repository providers Open Science Framework (OSF) – ScienceOpen and Zenodo.
Submit any COVID-19 relevant research and information to AfricArXiv as a text document (preprint, postprint), presentation (PDF, PPT), infographics (PNG, PDF)
Please read our guideline ‘Before you submit‘ and follow instructions on the platform of your choice.
Make lists of available research equipment that might be needed to support authorities
HE&I Stakeholders: info.africarxiv.org/stakeholders/
Add more at docs.google.com/spreadsheets/…/
Provide a platform where Research labs can volunteer to run PCR screenings on COVID19 DNA/RNA samples to investigate for mutants and derivatives
Volunteer with personnel/equipment available to perform molecular biology, clinical research tests and screens so to support hospitals
Compile list of the available resource partners to implement that in various countries in Africa
PCR based screens
Coronavirus 'rapid test kits' to be made in Senegal - BBC News (Youtube)
Makerspaces, coding communities and innovation hubs on the continent to design immediate response and software
Work with medical practitioners and experts
Reach out locally to ask what people need most and see if you can provide that utilizing and deploying Open Source Hardware
Community mobilization of resources and know-how
Make a list of the things you can provide (through 3D printing or other things)