Through two new online tools, COVID-19 researchers around the world now have the opportunity to find and team up with one another and learn about the available funding to support their work.
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UK-based Crowdhelix partnered with Science|Business media company to launch a free online match-making service for COVID-19 researchers. It is advised by Dr Björn Kull, Head of Grants Office at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, and supported by KU Leuven university in Belgium.
Among the topics involved are virology, epidemiology, social sciences and humanities, behavioural science, and data science.
The platform’s functionality includes individual, collective and organisational profiling and posting opportunities for collaboration, which then are matched with the most suitable prospective collaborators by an intelligent recommender system.
There is also a list of funding opportunities compiled by Science|Business.
Another source of information on funding of the COVID-19 research is offered by an open science platform Frontiers, which has launched the Coronavirus Funding Monitor. The portal offers a curated list of open funding calls and other resources for researchers, non-profit and commercial organisations, specifically for COVID-19 and coronavirus-related research and treatment. It provides an overview of the funding conditions, such as eligibility, field types, funding types, and deadlines.
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