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 and partners have has set up the COVID-19 Data 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.
The COVID-19 Data Portal will enable researchers to upload, access and analyse COVID-19 related reference data and specialist datasets.
The COVID-19 Data Portal will be the primary entry point into the functions of a wider project, the European COVID-19 Data Platform.