In May of 2020, Michael Barton, a West Hub affiliate, urged scientists to share their COVID-19 models as a way to ensure that their code was transparent and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable). His call to action brought 56,000 individuals to his social and ecological model gateway called CoMSES.Net (Network for Computational Modeling in Social and Ecological Sciences).

Click on this link to read the full article and to learn more about the next steps for CoMSES.Net as they, with the assistance of the West Hub Team, hope to expand these efforts through the Open Modeling Foundation (OMF).