Eve Online Players Analyze Over 40 Million Data Sets For COVID-19 Research

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor September 22, 2020
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Eve Online players being, well, Eve Online players, have been doing their best to help analyze data studying how COVID-19 impacts the human immune system. Since they started Project Discovery in June, 157K players have been doing research tasks in game, managing to work through more than 40 million data classifications, marking cell populations on graphs for researchers to analyze, and effectively doing over 32 years worth of work. Using this data, scientists are working to understand how the virus affects blood cells.

Of the more than 40 million submissions, more than 466k have been verified and are able to be used in research.

Since the project has been so successful so far, CCP Games and Massively Multiplayer Online Science, McGill University, BC Cancer, and front-line COVID-19 clinicians are asking that players take part in the third phase of the project. Players interested in taking part in the next phase of Project Discovery can find information on how to do so on CCP's dev blog. Players can also track project progress via the DNA Puzzles site.

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QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
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.

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