We’re building an open research community called JuliaEpi to develop an epidemiological modelling ecosystem written in Julia for the design, management, wrangling and quality assessment of multiple data types and sources and the parameterisation, calibration, validation, simulation and emulation of multiple classes of epidemiological models aimed at tackling typical problems such as situational awareness, nowcasting projection and evaluation, forecasting projection and evaluation, prospective and retrospective scenario analysis to ultimately support the preparedness, surveillance, response, control and prevention of outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics.
Are you an epi/eco/stat modeller or data scientist/manager?
Would you be interested in joining us to collaborate on the management and wrangling of data, the translation of past/present project-specific or package code into Julia, the conceptualization of new research projects, the open development and maintenance of new packages, offering and receiving expert feedback though issues, discussions and the whole lot of open source research communities?
Then please contact us via Twitter DM or email and let us know
- if you’re interested to offer your contribution or you know students/researchers/developers who might be interested in collaborating;
- if you believe you could transfer some of your relevant repositories to JuliaEpi.
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Hi @affans, thanks for your interest.
You can find all our contacts on our page.
Hey folks! This looks like an awesome initiative! Just a few questions:
- In your opinion, how does this differ from the broader umbrella of JuliaHealth? Based on your description, I do agree that this seems much more different than JuliaHealth in terms of scope but I am curious your thoughts.
- I know I help you all with migrating ICD_GEMs.jl to JuliaHealth at one point before JuliaEpi - do you want the package to be migrated back to you all? I saw you had forked it and added it back to JuliaEpi but am happy to bring the old one back to you.
Thanks and have a great day!
Hi @TheCedarPrince !
We’re glad you appreciate the initiative!
The JuliaEpi organization aims to attract epidemiologists to the Julia language, and to grow its ecosystem with new epi-related packages and ports from other languages. Epidemiology, especially infectious disease epidemiology, is a developed field with much ongoing research and in our opinion Julia will benefit most from it if we give this ample research topic its dedicated GitHub organization and social accounts (e.g. Twitter account);
Since ICD_GEMs.jl is a package thought to simplify the efforts of someone who works with ICD codes (usually not an epidemiologist) we think it is better hosted in JuliaHealth if it’s ok for you. We forked it in JuliaEpi since we found some epidemiological application for it too.
We wish you a great day too.