The past weeks have seen a signficant increase in collaboration activities across Europe in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many European research institutions, also inside EOSC-Pillar, are working on ways to cooperate towards making all relevant COVID-19 research available in open access, facilitating the sharing of knowledge and results in the scientific community.
The European Open Science Cloud is an ideal tool to respond to public emergencies such as the COVID-19 virus. Our partner project EOSC Secretariat responded to this urgent international challenge by introducing a fast-track procedure to apply for co-creation funding, specifically dedicated to activities related to COVID-19.
Activities and actions that deploy open science methods and resources, and make use of the EOSC communities in order to address issues related to COVID-19, such as the following:
Applications will be evaluated according to Horizon 2020 criteria, by a specially established evaluation team which will work in coordination with the EOSC Secretariat Steering Group.