BeYond COVID

Project Acronym BY-COVID
Funding Program Horizon Europe
Budget 12,000,000
Coordinator EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY - EMBL
Start date - End date Oct 1, 2021 - Sept 30, 2024

The project aims to connect well-established data resources and deliver access to heterogeneous yet interlinked and organised data across domains and jurisdictions via the components of the COVID-19 Data Platform ( https://www.covid19dataportal.org/ ). By connecting open and normative pathogen genomes to data resources, the project will create a flexible and interlinked core of FAIR data capable of addressing the constantly evolving questions during a pandemic. 

The project will drive data use and re-use by linking FAIR open data to workflow environments and providing access to analysis and visualisation tools building trust and reproducibility with provenance and quality assurance mechanisms. The experts in BY-COVID will further support external stakeholders in the management and preparation of data for exposure through the COVID-19 Data Platform. 

The BY-COVID consortium includes technical-, policy-, communications-, training- and domain-specific scientific experts across disciplines, connecting organisations that can guarantee an institutional legacy, sustainable progression of BY-COVID outcomes as well as integration into national and international plans for pandemic preparedness 

EATRIS role in the project 

EATRIS is involved mainly in engaging, training and building capacity with national and international stakeholders in support of building an efficient infrastructure for European preparedness for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.