Not having been active for a while on my blog, a friend mine reminded of the work we once did regarding Zika – virus. And that this should also be possible to do with Corona/Covid-19. So there is an idea!
You can try to do this at home yourself if you like. I will myself give it a try when I find some time this week-end(?). Most likely some of the Knime work-flows will need some updating, but hopefully that won’t be too big of an issue. If you are interested, check the blog entries I made about the Zika: http://www.pharmakarma.org/2018/02/05/part-3-what-disease-should-i-knime-workflows/
Another easy way to help support the Covid-19 research is Folding@Home distributed computing. Though I heard that this is so popular, that there are not work-packages as of this writing avaiable! Check it out for yourself!
Update: A perhaps simpler (and slightly more transparent way) to participate in distributed computing is the previously mentioned BOINC World Community Grid application with “Open Pandemics Research“. Give it a go! It’s simple and not at all resource demanding! I myself am at the time of the update at a (meager?) 49d of computing time. Compare to Zika with > 1 year computation time (all on a simple Intel i5 machine).
Don’t mind if you use this referal link (no perks such as e.g. money are involved, only badge for me): https://join.worldcommunitygrid.org?recruiterId=1039555