Welcome! Let's begin. First, click the link below:
You will then be taken to a website that looks like this:
Feel free to read more about the program.
World Community Grid is supported by IBM and is completely secure. Every day they update the program to make it safer. It will also not use your battery if you are installing World Community Grid on a laptop, as it only functions when is it plugged in. When you are done reading, click the button that says “Join 764K volunteers now.”
You will then need to create an account. Enter an email and a password and click the accept terms button, and hit Next.
You then will be asked to choose projects you will participate in.
Please only select the “Mapping Cancer Markers” and the “Smash Childhood Cancer” projects.
The program will then automatically download. Click on the download icon to start the Setup Wizard.
This window will pop-up. Click yes. Notice how the verified publisher is IBM. This means this is the official program.
If your computer has an administrator, you may need to have them enter their password.
This window will then pop-up:
Click next to begin the setup!
Now, you will need to accept the terms. Click “I accept the terms in the license agreement,” and hit next.
The Red Circle is where Advanced Options should be. If you press it, it disappears.
This screen may seem confusing… but don’t worry! It's actually pretty simple. World Community Grid will install a screen saver on your computer that tells you what cancer markers your computer is currently mapping. If you don't want this, press the “Advanced Options" button and uncheck “Use Screensaver.” Hit next. Your computer will then install the program. This takes about 10 seconds.
This screen will pop-up if everything goes right:
Make sure “Launch the manager” is checked, and hit finish!
The program will automatically launch and download some cancer markers to map. When it is running, it should look like this:
That's it! You will now be helping my team help find better cancer treatment options for people like my dad.
If you want, click on the "_" button to minimize the window. Don't worry, it will still be running.