Help power cutting-edge research in health, poverty and sustainability. When you become a World Community Grid volunteer, you donate your device’s spare computing power to help scientists solve the world’s biggest problems in health and sustainability.

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Your Computer Could Find A Cure for HIV/AIDS or Improve Current Treatments: Researchers are searching for new antiviral drugs to control the progression of HIV, prevent the onset of AIDS and prolong life. Since 2005, the volunteers behind FightAIDS@Home have helped scientists advance HIV research. The next phase of that effort is just beginning, and you can play a key role in helping the millions of people afflicted by this deadly virus.


Help improve the odds  for cancer patients! Early and accurate detection saves lives. Power the search for molecular markers that will help researchers detect cancer earlier and design more effective treatments. Your Computer Could Find A Cure for Cancer or Improve Current Treatments: Researchers are identifying combinations of genetic markers that will help predict cancer and its progression, leading to better individual treatments.


Let’s outsmart Ebola together! Ebola is a deadly virus that kills up to 90% of infected victims. Finding
an antiviral drug is essential to combating this significant global health threat.
Donate your computing power to help scientists find the most promising drug leads to fight the Ebola virus.
Your Computer Could Find A Cure for Ebola or Improve Current Treatments: Scientists are looking for new antiviral drugs to fight the deadly Ebola virus.


Your Computer Could Improve Energy Consumption: In the biggest quantum chemistry investigation ever performed, scientists are researching organic compounds to develop flexible solar cells that could be woven into fabric or painted on roofs.


Researchers are analyzing thousands of organisms to reveal how nature’s adaptations to extreme environments can help address global issues, like hunger, pollution and disease.

Tuberculosis Knows No Boundaries! One-third of the world’s population harbors the tuberculosis bacterium, and the disease killed 1.5 million people in 2014, making it one of the world’s deadliest diseases. You can help researchers learn more about this disease and how to overcome it.

Powering a cleaner future We’ve helped Harvard researchers discover over 35,000 materials with the potential to double carbon-based solar cell efficiency. Continue the search for the next generation of affordable solar energy materials.

Hidden World
Help make sense of a hidden world Tasks Returned Today! Our volunteers are analyzing thousands of organisms to help scientists reveal the secrets and superpowers of the natural world. Help power the search for natural abilities that could help solve global issues like hunger, pollution and disease.

The Zika virus has been linked to serious neurological conditions, including birth defects in children whose mothers were infected during pregnancy. An international team of researchers is using World Community Grid to search for a critically needed anti-viral drug to combat Zika, and they need your help. The Zika virus was relatively unknown until 2015, when it made headlines due its rapid spread and its link to severe brain-related deficiencies in newborns born to mothers who contracted the virus while pregnant. Dr. Carolina Horta Andrade, the principal investigator for the new OpenZika project, discusses how she and an international team of researchers are using World Community Grid to accelerate the search for an effective anti-Zika treatment.

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