ELIXIR provides a range of services that you can use for studying the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease.
- ELIXIR support to COVID-19 research
- INB/ELIXIR-ES nodes and TransBioNet members effort on COVID-19 research
Find a database to store your data
- We encourage researchers to deposit their data in ELIXIR’s Deposition Databases and in particular all raw sequence data should be deposited in the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA).
- EMBL-EBI has a dedicated pages to assist deposition and sharing of SARS-CoV-2 data into other molecular databases
Access data relevant to COVID-19
- ViralZone includes pre-release access to SARS-CoV-2 proteome data as well as cross-links to complementary resources.
- Cellosaurus includes frequently updated information on the cell lines useful for the study of SARS-CoV-2.
- UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot contains information on SARS-CoV-2 protein sequences and how they function in a special early release.
- Guide to Pharmacology contains curated information on SARS-CoV-2 targets and captures some of the pharmacological strategies being investigated to mitigate against COVID-19. New ligands are being posted to a pre-release blog.
Make your data easier to find and share
- Researchers can use ELIXIR’s Recommended Interoperability Resources to make their data COVID-19 data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR).
- BridgeDb is developing coronavirus gene and protein ID mapping databases in collaboration with Wikidata:WikiProject COVID-19.
- 3DBionotes annotates biochemical and biomedical information onto structural models and includes examples relating to COVID-19.
- The VODAN Implementation Network is one of the joint activities carried out by CODATA, RDA, WDS, and GO FAIR.
Software and workflows to analyse your data
- Find COVID-19-specific software and analysis tools via the ELIXIR tools registry.
- Follow the best practice in using the Galaxy workflow to analyse genomics and cheminformatics data related to COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2.
- Kendrick provide an embedded Domain-Specific Language and a Simulation Plaform for mathematical epidemiology modeling.
Computing resources to help you analyse datasets
ELIXIR Nodes run computing services that can be accessed by research projects. Many additional computing resources have been made available to support COVID-19 research projects:
- de.NBI cloud provides priority access for projects relating to COVID-19.
- CSC has prioritised access to its cloud services for COVID-19 research.
- A specific Galaxy COVID-19 instance for genomic analysis is available through Laniakea, ELIXIR Italy’s on-demand platform.
Contribute to ELIXIR’s work on COVID-19
- Join the COVID-19-BH-20 Biohackathon on 5-11 April 2020 and contribute with ELIXIR partners to projects such as FAIRification of SARS-CoV-2 data and the deployment of a Workflow Hub for COVID workflows and pipelines.
- Contribute to the development of the COVID-19 Disease Map, a repository of curated diagrams describing molecular mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 and its interactions with the host immune system.
- Help us curate BioTools with the most suitable tools and software for COVID-19 research.
- No more business as usual: agile and effective responses to emerging pathogen threats require open data and open analytics.
- The SARS-CoV-2 exerts a distinctive strategy for interacting with the Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE2) human receptor.
- BIP4COVID19: Impact metrics and indicators for coronavirus related publications.
- COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19).
- COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 preprints from medRxiv and bioRxiv Global research on coronavirus disease (WHO).
- Wikidata: WikiProject COVID-19.
Services offered by other infrastructures
- Access services offered by other life science research infrastructures, including samples, technologies for structural biology and support to vaccine development.
- CIISB (Czech Infrastructure for Integrative Structural Biology) offers priority access to research groups, which need to use the CIISB structural biology services for R&D projects directly related to the studies of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and projects aiming to develop an effective vaccine and/or treatment of Covid-19 disease.
- e-INFRA Czech e-infrastructure is offering ICT services for Covid-19 related studies.
- IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Centre at VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava has offered its users from academic institutions priority access to its computational resources to solve problems regarding the Covid-19 disease research.
- LINDAT/CLARIAH-CZ and its host institution – Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University – offers part of its computing capacity for research projects which aim at fighting SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.
- Research Infrastructures and COVID-19 Research.
- BBMRI-ERIC – Resources from biobanks across Europe: The network of 600+ biobanks presents a list of those BBMRI national nodes and biobanks that provided specific information on the resources they can make available to researchers (academic and from the private sector) working on COVID-19. (Details about the service here).
- EU-OPENSCREEN’s partner sites are currently engaged in a range of activities to study the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 with focus on drug discovery including screening campaigns of local repurposing libraries. (Details about the service here).
- EATRIS-ERIC – Fast access to services and facilities: EATRIS provides key services for researchers and/or research teams (academic or industrial) that are developing a potential therapy, vaccine or tool for use against the current COVID-19 pandemic, with secured funding. Read here EATRIS Members’ COVID-19 activities and services. (Details about the service here).