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Science4Pandemics: an online game about infectious diseases and pandemics

COVID-19 reminds us of the effects that pandemics can have globally. Yet, despite the many advances in the global fight against pandemics, infectious diseases remain a significant threat today. Science4Pandemics, an online game teaches young people, particularly adolescents, about infectious diseases.

This educational initiative aims to enhance people’s understanding of pandemics, equip them with important skills in resource management and decision-making, and improve their knowledge of measures to prevent and mitigate pandemics. Science4Pandemics also aims to increase young people’s participation in Citizen Science studies, helping to collect real-world data used for collaborative research in pandemics.

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What you get? 

  • GAMIFICATION: Learn by playing the Science4Pandemics online game
  • LEARN SOFT SKILLS: Communicate and collaborate with other players to solve the challenge together
  • DEVELOP CREATIVE SKILLS: Apply problem-solving and critical thinking skills and learn about the many variables of a pandemic
  • GAIN BASIC KNOWLEDGE: Understand the basic concepts of infectious diseases, prevention and management measures
  • DIG DEEPER: Get a deeper understanding of the socio-technical and human interdependence factors of pandemics
  • CITIZEN SCIENCE: Feed real data into collaborative research on pandemics by playing the online game

What you will learn?

By playing the game, you’ll learn:

  • the cycle of infectious diseases, like Ebola, Covid, Malaria, HIV and Cholera
  • the basic biology and clinical characteristics of outbreak-prone infections
  • about pandemics prevention and mitigation measures
  • about vaccine safety and effectiveness to decrease hesitancy and disinformation
  • how to prevent health system saturation
  • how to solve challenges as part of a team
  • how to efficiently convey ideas and participate in pandemic collaborative research


  • free – just register to play and answer the citizen science questionnaires

This programme is open to:

  • young people
  • teachers and parents
  • anyone interested in science and learning more about pandemic prevention and management measures

Ready to play?

Register online to access the first test version of the game through your computer, tablet or mobile phone. You can also sign up to respond to the questionnaires and contribute to pandemics research.

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