We are so happy you have found your way here! This is the diary of a database, a database full of real life superhero scientists willing to volunteer they time and expertise to the COVID-19 public health crisis. Our articles cover who we are, what we do, and explore the things that may be holding us back. Happy Reading!
Payal strongly feels that everyone can contribute in some manner towards the resolution of this pandemic and she is happy to do her part. In part because she thinks it is a great idea to bring scientific minds together in order to combat this virus, NSVD seemed to her like the ultimate scientific collaboration for a great cause and signed up immediately.
She took it upon herself to be the Volunteer Communications Coordinator for the 9000+ strong volunteer database—that continues to grow each day! She took this volunteer position because “it leverages my pre-academic skills, my scientific knowledge, and training, as well as my ability to communicate with policy-makers.”
COVID-19 has highlighted shortcomings in our data infrastructure and data quality - from the project level to the global level. I was on the lookout for projects that could benefit from getting started on the right foot along those lines when NSVD came along.