An unprecedented number of scientific efforts are taking place worldwide in order to help combat the new coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19). One of the biggest challenges in this fast-moving situation is to share data and findings in a coordinated way, in order to understand the disease and to develop treatments and vaccines.
To address this challenge, EMBL-EBI has set up the COVID-19 Portal, which will bring together relevant datasets submitted to EMBL-EBI and other major centres for biomedical data. The aim is to facilitate data sharing and analysis, and to accelerate coronavirus research.
What is the COVID-19 Portal?
The COVID-19 Portal www.ebi.ac.uk/covid-19 will enable researchers to upload, access and analyse COVID-19 related reference data and specialist datasets.
In the first instance, as the COVID-19 Portal is being built, all COVID-19 data stored at EMBL-EBI is being aggregated into a dedicated page on the Pathogen Portal. EMBL-EBI expects that during April, a first version of the COVID-19 Portal will be live. Watch www.ebi.ac.uk/covid-19 for updates