EVE Online Players Helped Covid-19 Cure Research
EVE Online Players Helped Covid-19 Cure Research.
The research is equivalent to around 150 years worth of work to help researchers find out about COVID-19’s impact on our bodies. This is all part of Stage 3 of the Project Discovery. If you’re not aware, Project Discovery is CCP’s citizen science campaign that has helped scientists identify exoplanets in the solar system and better comprehend just how human cells are developed.
In an article, CCP had shared some stats:
- 41.4 million classifications completed
- 264 average types per user
- 171,000 players completed the tutorial
- 157,000 active players solving tasks
- 148.35 work years spent on solving tasks
- 32.51 years spent on solving tasks
- 707,000 unique functions in the system for players to solve
This caused 39.6 million submissions, with 466,000 of those who have currently validated for clinical research use. The Article also introduces the scientists behind the project, including teams from McGill College, BC Cancer, and even the front-line COVID-19 clinicians such as Dr. Andrea Cossarizza (Professor of Immunology at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia School of Medicine in Italy).
EVE Online Creative Supervisor, Bergur Finnabogson Said,
“The current phase of Project Discovery is perhaps one of the most timely issues we have ever engaged in and the response from players has been nothing short of astounding. With over 30 million submissions made by our players I am reminded once again of the amazing community that sits at the core of EVE Online, and the proof that we can once again achieve the impossible over the insurmountable.”
If you’re want to know more about the progress from the computer scientists and bioinformatics team, you can check out their website.