As part of the ERAvsCorona Action Plan, the European Commission and EU Member States have agreed to launch a new data-sharing platform to enhance coordination of the COVID-19 research.
Together with EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and other research partners such as ELIXIR, the EU is deploying a dedicated European COVID-19 Data Platform that will enable the rapid collection and comprehensive data sharing of available research data from different sources for the European and global research communities.
The Platform will consist of two connected components:
The new platform highlights the Commission's commitment to Open Science. In this context, the platform is also a priority pilot, aimed at realising the objectives of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), and builds upon established networks between EMBL-EBI and national public health data infrastructures.