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It has been just over a year since the PREPARE (Pandemic Research for Preparedness and Resilience virtual organization was created, and we’re intent on building a community focused on pandemic preparedness and resilience. As we work to maximize the collaborative synergies of the outstanding research completed through the NSF RAPID grant program, we’re excited to offer you this opportunity to present your work, learn from your colleagues, and seek collaborative opportunities at RP2: PREPARE 2nd Annual RAPID PI Meeting.

The focus of the SBEG workshop is on understanding new issues in social, behavioral, economic, and governance which have arisen from the pandemic, and which can be addressed by novel datasets and computing tools. We have four planned sessions: misinformation, equity, governance, and behavioral models. Join us via livestream on our YouTube channel!

The goal of the workshop is to bring together the pandemic research community, discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with access, creation, and maintenance of data and computing resources for pandemic research, and foster collaborations for future research. The workshop will feature speakers from academia, industry, and government to share their perspectives as data providers, data consumers (domain researchers, health agencies/operations), and data researchers (infrastructure, privacy, security, and ethics).

Our first workshop was a great success, thanks to the enthusiastic participation of researchers from around the US. View our Summary Report to learn more!

Watch Sir Roy Anderson deliver our keynote address on our YouTube channel: Where do people acquire SARS-CoV-2 infection and the challenges in creating herd immunity by mass vaccination

Calling all NSF CISE awardees! We need your help to build this community and PREPARE the research roadmap for the next pandemic. See the Events page for more information. 

We're excited to begin work on building this community - learn more about the award here.