CCP's Project Discovery Offers EVE Players A Way To Help With COVID-19 Research
Once again, CCP is activating EVE Online's Project Discovery. This program offers players of the space MMO a way to help with scientific research by engaging with data through the game. Previously, players assisted with mapping out the Human Protein Atlas and searching for exoplanets. Now, they'll be assisting scientists in understanding how the human immune system responds to the coronavirus.
This particular project is being done in partnership with scientists from McGill University, BC Cancer, and front-line COVID-19 doctors -- including a Professor of Immunology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia School of Medicine in Italy. The idea is for players to help analyze data via a mini-game in EVE Online in which they mark groups of cell populations found in blood. This will help scientists see how different cell populations and types are changed by the infection.
To encourage players to participate, CCP will be rewarding them with special in-game content. In addition, a special Project Discovery Twitch steam is being hosted today at 19:00 UTC (3 PM Eastern/Noon Pacific).
About the Author
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.
You May Enjoy
Top 5 Free to Play Weekly Stories - Pokemon TCG Getting New Online Game Ep 481
Check out the top 5 biggest stories of the week in the F2P realm (and some that aren't F2P!...By Michael Byrne - 1 day ago
Next Gen Console Versions of Black Desert Online Are In The Works
The news came in a letter specifically addressing the console versions of the game.By QuintLyn Bowers - 6 days ago
Here’s A Look At Zynga’s Squad-Based Arena Combat Star Wars Game
The game was revealed at Nintendo Direct in February, but will be available on mobile devices as well.By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
Voice Actor Of Final Fantasy XIV’s Count Edmont De Fortemps, Stephen Critchlow, Passes Away
The actor is also known for voicing characters in Big Finish productions such as Doctor Who.By QuintLyn Bowers - 18 hours ago
Valheim Drops Hearth & Home Update
The update adds new mechanics, materials, optimizations, and more.By QuintLyn Bowers - 6 days ago
ArenaNet Outlines Plans For World vs. World Restructuring in Guild Wars 2
Beta test planned for last week of September.By Jason Winter - 1 week ago