PandeVITA: Pandemic Virus Trace Application for the Effective Knowledge Transfer Between Science and Society
Inside the Quadruple Helix Collaboration
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101006316.
PandeVITA aims to develop a platform and smartphone app for a more efficient knowledge transfer between citizens, scientists, politics and economy in pandemic crises on a global level. Since the COVID-19 pandemic is the first pandemic after the penetration of the society with smartphones, there are no sufficient experiences and understanding how to engage citizens in information and scientific processes which creates public awareness and responsibilities according to scientific needs. This includes the question how to avoid misinformation based on increasing information that is needed in times of crises. The PandeVITA project is structured in five stages.
After a short stage 1 where basic project preparations will be executed, good practise analysis and framework developments will be proceeded. This includes case studies about public health systems in four different countries, comparative reviews about applications which are already developed, and specifications of all data to be collected throughout the project regards privacy, trust, improvements, storage and other areas relevant for the Data Management Plan and for communication, dissemination and exploitation.
Stage 3 is mainly dedicated to comparative and case studies where legal and ethical frameworks in different countries as well as decisions and sanctions of politics during the COVID-19 crisis analysed and different case studies will be executed which included co-operations between science and society in health sectors during the COVID-19 crisis as well as societal voluntariness of participation and trust in knowledge exchange between science and society during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Besides, the PandeVITA app and platform will be developed which will be evaluated in stage 4 regarding usability, user experience and adoption as well as efficiency and effectiveness. In the last stage 5, final releases of the PandeVITA app and platform will be proceeded and exploitation plan will be developed before PandeVITA becomes an independent and everlasting community. The PandeVITA project will be funded for 30 months until June 2023.
The PandeVITA consortium consists of seven partners from five different countries: