European COVID-19 Data Platform: EC Launched Data Sharing Platform for Researchers

The European Commission has launched where the researchers can store and rapidly share datasets. The rapid sharing of relevant data would accelerate research and discovery.

With an aim to support researchers by enabling rapid collection and sharing of available research data, the European Commission, as part of the ERAvsCorona Action Plan, has partnered with Erasmus Medical Centre, Elixir Europe, the European Bioinformatics Institute of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL-EBI), EOSC-Life, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Eötvös Loránd University, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Universitäts Klinikum Heidelberg to launch ‘European COVID-19 Data Platform’.

The portal’s Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is where the researchers can store and rapidly share datasets like DNA sequences, protein structures, data from pre-clinical research and clinical trials, as well as epidemiological data. The rapid sharing of relevant data would accelerate research and discovery.

The link to submit new data to the portal is

Imperative of data sharing in Public Health Emergency notwithstanding, the initiative is also in line with commitment to ‘Open Research Data’ and ‘Open Science’.



1. EU Commission 2020. Coronavirus: Commission launches data sharing platform for researchers. Press release 20 April 2020 Brussels. Available online at Accessed on 06 May 2020.

2. European COVID-19 Data Portal 2020. Accelerating research through data sharing. Available online at Accessed on 06 May 2020


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