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  1. Apr 2020
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    2. A coordinated Global Research Roadmapto respond to theD-1
    3. There is broad consensus on the need for research to focus on actions that can save lives nowand to facilitate action so that those affected are promptly diagnosed and receive optimal care; while integrating innovation fully within each research area.Moreover, there is an imperative tosupport research priorities in a way that leads to the development of sustainable global research platforms pre-prepared for the next disease X epidemic; thus, allowing for accelerated research,innovative solutionsandR&D ofdiagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines,as well astheir timely and equitable accessforthose at highest risk.
    1. There is an obvious concern globally regarding the fact about the emerging coronavirus 2019 novel coronavirus (2019‐nCoV) as a worldwide public health threat. As the outbreak of COVID‐19 causes by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‐CoV‐2) progresses within China and beyond, rapidly available epidemiological data are needed to guide strategies for situational awareness and intervention. The recent outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan, China, caused by the SARS‐CoV‐2 emphasizes the importance of analyzing the epidemiological data of this novel virus and predicting their risks of infecting people all around the globe. In this study, we present an effort to compile and analyze epidemiological outbreak information on COVID‐19 based on the several open datasets on 2019‐nCoV provided by the Johns Hopkins University, World Health Organization, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Health Commission, and DXY. An exploratory data analysis with visualizations has been made to understand the number of different cases reported (confirmed, death, and recovered) in different provinces of China and outside of China. Overall, at the outset of an outbreak like this, it is highly important to readily provide information to begin the evaluation necessary to understand the risks and begin containment activities.
    2. 2020-03-03

    1. In the Department of Communication at UCLA, the Co-Mind Lab has rerouted some of its “big data” projects to create an informational resource about the coronavirus crisis. This resource offers members of the UCLA community and wider public a bird’s-eye view of news media coverage of the crisis, including a Los Angeles “dashboard” that maps positive cases in the county. https://co-mind.org/cogmedia/browse/covid.php Dr. Rick Dale, professor in the Department of Communication, who leads the Co-Mind Lab, further discusses this important and timely research in the following piece: As social scientists, we ask questions that are of fundamental importance to the situation: How is the media covering the crisis? What are changing themes or trends in wider news coverage? How can we quantify and explore the public’s conception of the health crisis? It is now well established that public discourse and behavior—social and cognitive issues—are also of great importance to public health.
    2. UCLA Researchers Use Big Data Expertise to Create a News Media Resource on the COVID-19 Crisis
    3. Editor, A. (2020, March 31). UCLA Researchers Use Big Data Expertise to Create a News Media Resource on the COVID-19 Crisis. LA Social Science. https://lasocialscience.ucla.edu/2020/03/31/ucla-researchers-use-big-data-expertise-to-create-a-news-media-resource-on-the-covid-19-crisis/

    4. 2020-03-31

    1. What makes an academic paper useful for policy?
    2. There is an incredibly useful paper on "what makes an academic paper useful for (health) policy. Below is the abstract and a summary of the main points. I can only encourage everybody to read this paper in full.Whitty, C.J.M. What makes an academic paper useful for health policy?. BMC Med 13, 301 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-015-0544-8
    3. r/BehSciMeta—What makes an academic paper useful for policy? (n.d.). Reddit. Retrieved April 17, 2020, from https://www.reddit.com/r/BehSciMeta/comments/fsv6ej/what_makes_an_academic_paper_useful_for_policy/

    4. 2020-04-01

    1. In confronting the global spread of the coronavirus disease COVID-19 pandemic we must have coordinated medical, operational, and political responses. In all efforts, data is crucial. Fundamentally, and in the possible absence of a vaccine for 12 to 18 months, we need universal, well-documented testing for both the presence of the disease as well as confirmed recovery through serological tests for antibodies, and we need to track major socioeconomic indices. But we also need auxiliary data of all kinds, including data related to how populations are talking about the unfolding pandemic through news and stories. To in part help on the social media side, we curate a set of 1000 day-scale time series of 1-grams across 24 languages on Twitter that are most `important' for March 2020 with respect to March 2019. We determine importance through our allotaxonometric instrument, rank-turbulence divergence. We make some basic observations about some of the time series, including a comparison to numbers of confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 over time. We broadly observe across all languages a peak for the language-specific word for `virus' in January followed by a decline through February and a recent surge through March. The world's collective attention dropped away while the virus spread out from China. We host the time series on Gitlab, updating them on a daily basis while relevant. Our main intent is for other researchers to use these time series to enhance whatever analyses that may be of use during the pandemic as well as for retrospective investigations.
    1. About 10 years ago, before I got into science (for background, start with the Twitter handle that is the same as my Reddit one), I was running a big office computer network. We would sometimes have people call the help desk who were worried that their PC had "a virus" (...) on it. I noticed (!) that they seemed to be more distressed --- I won't use the word "anxious" as I'm not much of a psychologist and certainly know nothing about clinical aspects --- when they didn't know if their PC was "infected" than either when we told them that it was, or that it wasn't, even if the "infection" required a lot of cleanup.
    1. How many times did you hit the snooze button this morning? We all crave sleep, but too many nights we fall short of the seven or eight hours we need to thrive. An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from a chronic sleep disorder, according to the Institute of Medicine. In today's overscheduled society, sleep may feel like a luxury when, in fact it's a necessity. Sleep is vital to our health, safety and overall well-being. Sleep recharges the brain, allowing it to learn and make memories. Insufficient sleep has been linked to car crashes, poor work performance and problems with mood and relationships. Sleep deprivation also raises the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression and stroke.
    2. Getting a good night’s sleep How psychologists help with insomnia
    1. The SIPS 2020 in person meeting is moving online. Read more here.
    2. Meetings of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS) differ from most professional society meetings. At SIPS, there is very little sitting around listening to people talk about their research. Instead, most of the time is spent working collaboratively on projects aimed at improving psychological science. We actually get things done. SIPS meetings also include a number of hands-on workshops (e.g., learning R, Bayesian stats, meta-analytic techniques).
    1. In recent days we've seen an influx in papers on the arxiv modeling the spread of COVID-19. Many of these are relatively simple papers clearly written by physicists using simple SIR models, some basic curve fitting, and even Ising models to model the spread of COVID-19.
    1. APS is calling on you to support its mission to deploy the power of Wikipedia to represent psychological science as fully as possible. When the general public searches for information about psychology, the top search results are often Wikipedia articles. As psychological scientists, it’s your responsibility to ensure the psychology information on Wikipedia is reliable. Join the thousands of psychological scientists and their students who have already made an impact by creating and editing Wikipedia articles.
    2. Does Wikipedia Get Psychological Science Right?
    1. DP-3T/documents. (n.d.). GitHub. Retrieved April 17, 2020, from https://github.com/DP-3T/documents

    2. Decentralized Privacy-PreservingProximity TracingOverview of Data Protection and Security
    3. 2ThereisgrowingpoliticalandepidemiologicalinterestindeployingtechnologicalapproachestohelpindividualsandcountriesnavigatetheCOVID-19pandemic.Oneapproachhasbeentomakeuseoflow-poweredBluetoothsensorsonsmartphonestoinformuserswhentheyhavebeenincontactwithindividualswhohavesincetestedpositive,andtosupportepidemiologistswithmodellingefforts.However,someinfrastructuresthatcanenableproportionateproximitytracingmayfailtoprotectdata,orbemisusedorextendedfarbeyondtheirinitialpurposeandbeyondthelifetimeofthecrisis.Thisisallthemoreimportantgiventhetrulyglobalnatureofthischallengeandthefactthatthepandemiccrossesacrossbordersandjurisdictionswithdifferentlevelsoffundamentalrightsguarantees or in times where many governments are functioning under rules of exception.Designswithcentralizedcomponents,whereasingleactor,suchasaserverorastate,canlearnagreatdealaboutindividualsandcommunities,needspecificattentionbecauseiftheyareattacked,compromisedorrepurposed,theycancreategreaterharm.Inordertoaddresstheseissues,weinsteadrealisethesametaskusingadecentralizeddesignthatdoesnotrequirethecentralizedcollectionandprocessingofinformationonusers.​Suchadesignbuildsonstrong,mathematicallyprovablesupportforprivacyanddataprotectiongoals,minimisesthedatarequiredtowhatisnecessaryforthetasksenvisaged,andpreventsfunctioncreep,forexampleforlawenforcementorintelligencepurposes,bystrictly limiting how the system can be repurposed with cryptographic methods.
    4. 2020-04-03

    1. »Vienna Researches Corona« The WWTF funds data collection: WWTF COVID-19 Rapid Response Call
    2. In times of the global corona crisis, science is highly active: It helps to develop diagnostic tests, therapies and vaccinations, to make prognoses about the future course of the pandemic, and how to deal with the societal consequences. In order to be able to react quickly to the challenges of the crisis and to collect research-relevant data in a timely manner, within one week WWTF launched the "COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding", endowed with funds from the private non-profit WWTF and two private sponsors, including the MEGA Bildungsstiftung.
    3. COVID-19. (n.d.). Retrieved April 17, 2020, from https://www.wwtf.at/covid/index.php?lang=EN

    1. The COVID-19 pandemic threatens millions of lives, and an effective response will require individuals to take costly and difficult measures to slow the rate of transmission. Yet it is unclear how to best motivate preventative actions, which can be conceptualized as either self-interested or cooperative efforts. Should public health messaging focus on the benefits of prevention to individuals, society, or both? We shed light on this question across two studies conducted online via Amazon Mechanical Turk (total n = 2176 Americans) during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic reaching the United States. We investigated the effects of three treatments, consisting of a written appeal and a flier, on intentions to engage in coronavirus prevention behaviors. We presented identical information across treatments, but varied our framing to emphasize the personal, public, or both personal and public benefits of prevention behaviors. We found evidence for the power of prosocial framing: the Public treatment was more effective than the Personal treatment, and the Personal+Public treatment was no more effective than the pure Public treatment. Our results thus suggest that emphasizing the public benefits of prevention efforts may be an effective pandemic response strategy.
    1. .@ThreeLittleMigs and I are polishing a health behavior for @PsySciAcc's COVID project. We expect to reach thousands of participants all over the world. We want our survey to be useful to epidemiologists. Would any epidemiologists be willing to give us feedback? DM me if so!
    2. Patrick S. Forscher en Twitter: “.@ThreeLittleMigs and I are polishing a health behavior for @PsySciAcc’s COVID project. We expect to reach thousands of participants all over the world. We want our survey to be useful to epidemiologists. Would any epidemiologists be willing to give us feedback? DM me if so!” / Twitter. (n.d.). Twitter. Retrieved April 17, 2020, from https://twitter.com/psforscher/status/1245923025221849091

    3. 2020-04-03

    1. an interesting source of statistics, both on COVID-19 and other issues that help provide some context to numbersWorldometer - real time world statisticsLive world statistics on population, government and economics, society and media, environment, food, water, energy and health.worldometers.info
    2. ReconfigBehSci en Twitter: “an interesting source of statistics, both on COVID-19 and other issues that help provide some context to numbers https://t.co/T0wBZIlCfR” / Twitter. (n.d.). Twitter. Retrieved April 17, 2020, from https://twitter.com/SciBeh/status/1246714565850734592

    1. This is a new online peer-reviewed Review to disseminate emerging scholarly work on the Covid-19 epidemic. Very quickly after the onset of the epidemic a large number of policy papers have been written by economic scholars, many of which have appeared on VoxEU. This has been enormously helpful to improve our understanding of policy options. The next step requires more formal investigations, based on explicit theory and/or empirical evidence. This is what Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers aims to provide.
    2. New CEPR publication: Covid Economics, Vetted and Real-Time Papers
    3. 2020-04-03

    4. New CEPR publication: Covid Economics, Vetted and Real-Time Papers | Centre for Economic Policy Research. (n.d.). Retrieved April 17, 2020, from https://cepr.org/content/new-cepr-publication-covid-economics-vetted-and-real-time-papers

    1. EUvsVirus Hackathon to develop innovative solutions and overcome coronavirus-related challenges. (n.d.). [Text]. European Commission - European Commission. Retrieved April 17, 2020, from https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/euvsvirus-hackathon-develop-innovative-solutions-and-overcome-coronavirus-related-challenges-2020-apr-03_en

    2. EUvsVirus Hackathon to develop innovative solutions and overcome coronavirus-related challenges
    3. To complement hackathons taking place at global and member state level, the European Commission - in close collaboration with EU member states – will host a pan-European hackathon to connect civil society, innovators, partners and buyers across Europe to develop innovative solutions to coronavirus. The #EUvsVirus Hackathon will take place on 24, 25 and 26 April and address approximately 20 imminent coronavirus challenges (e.g. fast production of equipment, scaling up production capabilities, knowledge and solutions transfer from one country to another), to be quickly developed and deployed across the EU Single Market. Challenges to be hacked, and the opening of registration to hack the challenges, will be announced soon.
    4. 2020-04-03

    1. Understanding and Exploring Network Epidemiology in the Time of Coronavirus (#Net_COVID) is a special online workshop series presented by the University of Maryland’s COMBINE program in network biology in partnership with Vermont’s Complex Systems Center. 
    2. Network Epidemiology Online Workshop Series | COMBINE. (n.d.). Retrieved April 17, 2020, from http://www.combine.umd.edu/network-epidemiology/

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    1. Les informations contenues dans le présent règlement sont conformes auxtermesgénérauxdu document de référence de l’ANRS intitulé "Modalités d’organisation administrative, scientifique et financière de l’ANRS" (MOASF), portant règlement financier des aides à la recherche allouées par l'ANRS, auquel vous pouvez vous référer sur le site internet de l’ANRS ou dans la rubrique "Documents de référence" de la plateforme de gestion des appels à projets
    2. Règlement de l’appelà projets flash COVID-19 SUD de l’ANRS
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    1. 2020-04-02

    2. A recipe for moving your physical lab to the online lab
    3. As I write this post, the coronavirus continues to spread across the world. In response, governments have put in place recommendations to self-isolate, create social (physical) distancing, or imposed flat-out lockdowns. One obvious implication for psychological researchers is that we can no longer conduct experiments face-to-face in our labs. Many of us have therefore been migrating our experiments online.