We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Covid-19 is a new disease that wreaked havoc across the globe and now requires a rapid response from policy makers, health professionals and scientists.
Researchers around the world have mobilised to study the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the resulting disease, generating a flood of biological data from a wide range of disciplines. In order to capitalise on this information to create treatments and vaccines, the knowledge needs to be organised, curated, and made widely available in an easily accessible framework.