New national dataportal for research on COVID-19
Today sees the launch of a national data portal for research into COVID-19, coordinated by SciLifeLab and the Swedish Research Council. It will now be easier for researchers to find and share relevant research data.
Advances in research into the coronavirus are largely driven by research data being rapidly shared around the world. The EU Commission is therefore making research data and metadata from research into COVID-19 accessible on a joint open data platform within the framework for the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The initiative is a collaboration between the EU Commission and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), where Sweden is a member.
A new Swedish COVID-19 data portal is now being launched, to be coordinated with the European portal. It is aimed at researchers in all subject areas, but is also open to the general public.