We need new rules on COVID-19 modelling

By Gabriele Bammer
Updated July 2 2020 - 12:46am, first published July 1 2020 - 6:30pm
It's important for computer modellers to be transparent about what's going into their models, not just what's coming out. Picture: Shutterstock

COVID-19 has put computer modelling in the spotlight. From flattening the curve to economic analyses of JobKeeper, policy decisions and modelling are intertwined. Indeed, models inform almost all policy decisions on complex issues - affecting not only our health but also our environment, education, security and more.