Collaborative Hackathon CIVICA Research

CIVICA Research: Collaborative Hackathon on Data-Driven Technologies for Social Sciences

16 December 2021, 2:00-5:00pm CET
Online event

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How do you think political and social features of countries relate to cumulative COVID-19 deaths? Why does the impact of COVID-19 vary so much, both across and within countries?

Join us for the first of our research collaboration events planned in the coming months, where participants will share their expertise and skills to solve a specific but pressing issue of our time: the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic across and within different countries. Organised by the LSE Data Science Institute as part of the CIVICA Research consortium, the event will focus on the CIVICA-partner EUI team’s collaborative statistical modelling project, the COVID-19 Model Challenges.

Led by researchers at the EUI and the WZB-Berlin and operating under a global steering committee, the project allows users to work with data assembled by the COVID-19 Model Challenges team to build statistical models that predict future COVID-19 mortality across the world and within countries. The event will bring together faculty, students, and other interested parties from CIVICA Research partner institutions and beyond to tackle a joint challenge that crosses physical and disciplinary boundaries.

Presented jointly by members of the CIVICA Research and Model Challenges teams, the event will showcase the COVID-19 Model Challenges site, walk users through it to see the data, and explain how to interpret and submit models.

The site will then reopen for model submissions by participants, particularly encouraging collaborative submissions in line with the mission of the broader framework of CIVICA - The European University of Social Sciences: to connect the pillars of education, research, and society with the aim of offering creative social science-based solutions to universal challenges.

Introducers and speakers

This event is open to students, researchers, academics and other interested citizens and professionals within and beyond the CIVICA alliance. 

For more information contact dsi.comms(at)

Banner photo: Giacomo Carra on Unsplash

This event is organised in the framework of CIVICA Research, a project of CIVICA - The European University of Social Sciences. CIVICA Research brings together researchers from eight leading European universities in the social sciences to contribute knowledge and solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CIVICA Research is funded by the EU's research and innovation programme Horizon 2020.

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