Indexing system to link COVID-19 data across research disciplines
The BY-COVID project has implemented a scalable indexing system to link data and metadata on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, along with other infectious diseases and pathogens, across multiple areas of research.
The BY-COVID project has released a freely available industry sector mapping report. The report summarises resources available through BY-COVID, provides an overview of potential commercial partners and highlights a successful public-private partnership.
BY-COVID was at the EOSC Symposium 2022, here is a selection of talks:
Connecting data across disciplines and countries – experiences from life sciences and European COVID-19 Data Portal: Niklas Blomberg View»
WorkflowHub: a FAIR computational workflow registry, Justin Clark-Casey View»
FAIR Cookbook, an online resource of hands-on recipes for “FAIR doers” in the Life Sciences: Susanna-Assunta Sansone View»
FAIRsharing: Curating resource relationships and building community engagement: Allyson Lister View»
UK government report on pandemic data sharing
On 15 November, the UK government released a case study on how data was shared across borders during the coronavirus pandemic. It proposes best practices for responding to future global emergencies. Read more»
ISIDORe preparedness programme calls
The Integrated Services for Infectious Disease Research (ISIDORe) preparedness programme includes four new calls for proposals including Risk Group 4 pathogens, respiratory pathogens, vector borne pathogens and other pathogens with epidemic potential.
We propose an analysis pipeline to discover genomic variations overlapping the target regions of commonly used PCR primer sets. These are in a publicly available format based on a dataset of more than 1.2 million SARS-CoV-2 samples.
The international Covid19-NMR consortium have identified binders targeting the RNA genome of SARS-CoV-2. We provide novel structural and chemical space for structure-based drug design against the SARS-CoV-2 proteome.
We follow up a report of a contaminated metagenomic sample set from Antarctica containing traces of unique SARS-CoV-2 variants. We identify genetic material from mitochondria of Homo sapiens, green monkey and Chinese hamster, the latter two probably originating from cell lines used for studying viruses.