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EVE Online - Project Discovery


Help in analyzing COVID-19 data by playing a video game.

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Project Discovery is the first citizen science mini-game perfectly integrated in a Massively Multiplayer Online Game.
In past iterations of the game, EVE Online players looked at high-resolution images of human cells and categorized protein patterns, or even looked for exoplanets.
The newest iteration of Project Discovery allows you to analyze data produced by flow cytometers. Using a tracing tool, you will draw polygons around clusters of cells. In doing so, you will participate in analyzing COVID-19 data, as well as other related flow cytometry charts, which will help scientists understand better how our immune systems are impacted by this novel coronavirus.

In the media:
“EVE Online is peerless. Its importance stands in isolation because no other developer has even attempted to match what it does, let alone tried to surpass it.” - PC Gamer
“EVE Online is first and foremost the greatest definition of the term MMORPG” - MMORPG
“One of the best sandbox MMOs in existence” - PC Gamer
“It’s an infinitely gratifying space-sandbox where you can do just about anything” - MMORPG
“Best Open-World MMORPG: EVE Online” - The OP
“EVE Online is the biggest game you could possibly hope to play” - GameRevolution

Project Discovery is a collaboration between Massively Multiplayer Online Science, Reykjavík University, CCP and the Human Protein Atlas.

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Minimum Age: 13

Languages: English

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