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Social contact data Hackathon @UHasselt on 6-7 Nov 2017

On 6-7 Nov 2017, a first social contact data Hackathon took place at Hasselt University.

Participants: Emanuele Del Fava (Bocconi University), Pete Dodd (Sheffield), Sebastian Funk (LSHTM), Thomas Kovac (SIMID), James Munday (LSHTM), Yannick Vandendijck (SIMID), Moritz Wagner (LSHTM), Lander Willem (SIMID), Pietro Coletti (SIMID), Niel Hens (SIMID), Thang Hoang (SIMID), Jan van de Kassteele (RIVM)

Results of the Hackathon:

  • The launch of this website
  • Creation of a Zenodo community called Socialcontactdata which includes the Polymod data (Mossong et al. 2008)
  • Extending the R-library SocialMixR with data analysis methods

Launch of the TransMID project @UAntwerp 18 May 2017

On 18 May 2017, the TransMID project was launched at the annual SIMID workshop (for more information see One of the objectives in this project is to create a platform to share social contact data to the research community.

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