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COVID-19: Playing our Part

08 April 2020

The Digital Repository of Ireland is keen to contribute resources and expertise during this pandemic and has identified several key areas for support

The Digital Repository of Ireland is keen to contribute resources and expertise during the COVID-19 crisis and has identified several key areas for support:

Providing Access to COVID-19 Datasets:

As a digital repository for archiving, preserving and providing sustained access to data across the humanities and social sciences, our infrastructure is uniquely equipped to prioritise the archiving and rapid sharing of datasets related to COVID-19. We are ready to work with researchers and research support staff to do this. It is clear that a significant component of the fight against the pandemic relies on changes to work and social patterns, rapid and agile responses and coordination at the national and global levels, and accommodation of irregular or challenging ‘new normals.’ Sharing the findings of research in these areas is a key component in both reducing infection and ensuring the health and safety of the world’s populations...

Read more about the ways in which the DRI is offering support in a statement on the DRI website

* Image: Data taken from 'Wuhan seafood market pneumonia virus genome assembly, chromosome: whole_genome" GenBank: LR757996.1

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