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Research on COVID-19

What can we do to help the research community?

Dear colleagues and partners,

SBP is supporting BBMRI-ERIC in joining forces to find ways to help the scientific community conducting research on Covid-19.

To help to tackle the immediate need for research and gain a better understanding of the virus to improve the clinical and public health response, we would like to know from you the resources that are available and gather relevant information that could be shared.

You have resources or relevant information? Share them!

Knowing the biological resources that can be made available to the researchers as well as sharing relevant information with the scientific community is urgent and will facilitate the advances on gaining knowledge of the virus.

All contributions and ideas are welcome. Please feel free to flag any resource, knowledge or expertise available. To send your contributions and ideas, please contact:

SBP will compile a document that will be shared at national level and with BBMRI.

Your support is key! Thanks to all of you who will contribute!

Keep safe and best wishes,
SBP Team

In addition, we would like to raise your attention on

Two important calls on coronavirus

New guidelines from UCSF for Research Biospecimens during the COVID-19 Outbreak

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