COVID-19 Open-Source Helpdesk

Welcome to the COVID-19 Open-Source Helpdesk

This place is for domain experts fighting COVID-19 who make use of open-source software in their work. Ask questions to get help from the authors and maintainers of the main packages open-source scientific computing stack, so that you don’t block on issues that we could fix easily.

Who is it for?

This forum is meant for domain experts fighting COVID-19 (virologists, epidemiologists, doctors), either working on a vaccine, treatments, confinement policies.

If you are not professionally working on COVID-19, please do not use this forum to ask questions, but you can help answer questions.

What can they find here?

They will find timely help from the maintainers of major open-source scientific computing packages (Python, R, Jupyter, Pandas, NumPy).

We want to help you with the issues that are slowing you in your work.


You can find our manifesto here:
Please read our Code of Conduct:

There is also listing a bunch of projects looking for volunteers