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Foldit Game Empowering the Citizen Scientist in the Fight Against Ebolaviruses

The goal of this project is to engage the Foldit community in a collaborative citizen science effort to address the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. We intend to improve the Foldit game-based scientific environment towards rapid and direct collaboration between the Foldit community, UW Institute for Protein Design (IPD), and UW Center for Game Science.

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Geographic Scope: Global

Project Status: Complete - not recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Data analysis, Finding entities, Learning, Observation, Problem solving,

Start Date: 2015-04-01

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Fields of Science: Biology, Chemistry, Computers and technology, Health and medicine

Intended Outcomes: Programmatic, Research development, Individual learning,