Coronavirus: European Commission launches data sharing platform for researchers
April 23, 2020
Today, the European Commission together with several partners has launched a European COVID-19 Data Platform to enable the rapid collection and sharing of available research data. The platform, part of the “ERAvsCorona” Action Plan, marks another milestone in the EU’s efforts to support researchers in Europe and around the world in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
The new platform will provide an open, trusted, and scalable European and global environment where researchers can store and share datasets, such as DNA sequences, protein structures, data from pre-clinical research and clinical trials, as well as epidemiological data. It is the result of a joint effort by the European Commission, the European Bioinformatics Institute of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL-EBI), the Elixir infrastructure and the COMPARE project, as well as the EU Member States and other partners.