COVID-19 Data Portal Poland has become part of ELIXIR-CONVERGE

As of December 2021, the development of infrastructure and service offered by the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry PAS together with the affiliated Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center via COVID-19 Data Portal Poland (COVID-HUB) has started under the ELIXIR-CONVERGE project (WP9 work package: Mobilization of SARS-CoV-2 variant surveillance data tracking services and tools).

The ELIXIR-CONVERGE project aims to support the standardization in life-science research data in Europe. The project's WP9 focuses on workflow development of fully open sharing of coronavirus genome data to monitor and track genetic variability of SARS-CoV-2. These goals are consistent with the activities carried out by COVID-19 Data Portal Poland in the field of rapid mobilization and COVID-19 data sharing for the public.

The ELIXIR-CONVERGE project is funded by the European Commission from February 2020 to January 2023. Different research institutions from over 20 European countries are involved in its implementation. The initiative is coordinated by the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), together with many partners developing the European research infrastructure ELIXIR, as well as the European Data Platform on COVID-19, of which COVID-19 Data Portal Poland is a part.