Mission

The Coronavirus Tech Handbook is a crowdsourced library of tools, services and resources relating to COVID-19 response. It was initially developed in the early weeks of the pandemic through rapid contributions from thousands of experts.

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Contents

Tools For Developers 💻

Tech Communities

Hackathons

Resource Libraries

Funding Overview all kinds of jobs, grants or philanthropy related to Coronavirus

Funding for Innovators

Tech Discounts free hosting, etc

Tools For Everyone 😷

Isolation Toolkit

Mental Health

Exercise

Housing

Hygiene & Masks

Food 

Retail & Delivery

Things to do at Home

Solitary Isolation

High Density Living 

Worship

Pets

Petitions

Surveys Have your say! 

Studies Currently Recruiting Science needs you!

Learn about Coronavirus

Contact Tracing

Tools For Parents & Guardians 🚸

Parenting & Childcare

Teenagers and Young Adults

Educational Content

Tools For Vulnerable People 😓

(and those supporting them)

Homelessness

 Unemployment

Gig Work

Personal Finances and Debt

Digital Inclusion 

Domestic Abuse

Addiction

Loneliness 

Older People

People with Pre-existing Health Conditions 

People with Disabilities

Refugees 

Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Tools For Remote Workers 📞

Remote Working

Teleconferencing

Event Alternatives How to organize and facilitate distributed events, meetings or conferences.

Remote Management

Tools For Sick People 🤒

People with Preexisting Health Conditions

Infected Advice for the infected or suspected, and their friends & family.

Self-Reporting Crowd-sourcing data on the outbreak

Contact Tracing

End of Life - Planning Making a will, funeral arrangements, etc

Tools For Mourners 🕯

Bereavement Practical steps and support for after someone you know has died

Memorials 

Tools For Volunteers 🙌 & Group Organizers 💪

Registers of Mutual Aid Groups Directories of local groups

How to Run a Mutual Aid Group think Ideas and tools

Time or Skills Matching Helping people and groups find people they need

Managing Money in Mutual Aid Groups Mutual credit systems, lending libraries…

Conflict Resolution Approaches to mediating conflicts in mutual aid groups

Volunteering & Organizing Tools to organize volunteer activity

Resources for Protesting Safely Tools and practices to protest safely (RO)

Tools For Engineers 📐 & Manufacturers 🏭

Ventilators

Masks

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) N95 respirators, goggles, gloves, gowns...

Sanitisers Wash your hands!

Other Hardware Designs & DIY Infection sensors, oxygen concentrators, hygiene hacks

Funding for Engineers 

Tools For Healthcare Workers 🏥

Doctors Protocols, Lab findings, ICU, Medications, Telemedicine

Testing for infection

Nurses

Carers & Care Homes Keeping the most vulnerable safe away from ICU

Makeshift Hospitals 

Discounts for Healthcare Workers 

Tools For Local Government 📋

Service Design & User Research practical principles for designing services in a crisis

Local Government

Cities

Tools For Charities & Civil Society🎗

Charities & Civil Society register of charities, crisis evaluation, emergency funding

Service Design & User Research practical principles for designing services in a crisis

Charitable Funding

Grantmaking & Fundraising 

Humanitarians

Religious Institutions

Elections

Environmentalists

Public Sector Responses NGOs can see what local and national governments are doing, to find where other services are needed.

Tools For Workers & Businesses 💼

Employers & Managers

Workers, Cooperatives & Unions

Small Business

Freelance and Self Employment

Startups 

Unemployment

Gig Work

Retail & Delivery

Business Trends 

Artists and Art Organisations 

Private Sector Response Responses by large firms and business organisations

Landlords and Renters

Tools For Consumers 🛒

Consumer Advice

Scams

General Discounts

Personal Finances and Debt 

Tools For Strategists 📉

Economic Analysis 

Consumer Trends

Sentiments

Cultural and Social Shifts

Tools For Teachers & Students 🎓

Education How to close a school, how to run online seminars, etc.

Remote Education Advice, LMS, collaboration

Educational Content For parents, children, students and teachers

Medical Students

Online Assessment Info for staff and students

Tools For Researchers 🔬

Vaccine Development

Science Infrastructure Pre-print review, distributed computing, open science initiatives

Funding for Research

Studies Currently Recruiting Science needs you!

Natural Language Processing (NLP) of papers, clinical data, social media, etc.

Library Workers

Tools For Epidemiologists 📈

Epidemiology Data Datasets tracking cases, deaths, transmissions, etc

Data Standards and Data Governance for COVID-19 data. 

Data Tools Tools, scripts and technical advice for working with COVID-19 data 

Self-Reporting Crowdsourcing data on the outbreak

Contact Tracing

Infodemiology

Infographics Dashboards, visualizations, graphs, charts, maps, etc.

Modelling and Forecasting Mathematical models, simulations, prediction markets, etc

Testing for infection

Funding for Modelling 

Tools For Journalists 📰

Funding for Journalism

Fighting Misinformation

Infographics Dashboards, visualisations, graphs, charts, maps, etc.

• Behaviour Change Campaigns, Calls to actions and awareness

Public Advice public health advice, educational summaries, diagnostic questionnaires…

Sentiments What do people think about the situation?

Natural Language Processing of papers, clinical data, social media, etc.

Tools For Policymakers ✍️ & Representatives 🏛

Government Responses by Country Responses by regional, national and sub-national governments organised by region and country.

Government Response Global and intergovernmental responses and comparative analysis

Private Sector Response

Democracy Elections, voting, protesting, etc.

Parliamentarians

Funding for Democracy, and Strategy

Public Policy Advocacy Reasoned recommendations from think tanks and thought leaders for how governments should respond to the pandemic.

Tools For Law & Justice ⚖️

Law & Justice

Law Enforcement

Courts

Prisons

Legal Aid

Law Firms

Other Things 🤔

  • Miscellaneous Projects that don’t seem to fit anywhere else.
  • helpdesk archive

Meta

Contact 📬

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