EMBL-EBI response to COVID-19

While the physical EMBL-EBI site is closed, staff continue to work from home to tackle COVID-19.

What we're doing to tackle COVID-19

COVID-19 Data Portal

We have launched a collaborative space for sharing and analysing COVID-19 related data.


Become a collaborator

Interested in getting involved in the COVID-19 Data Portal?

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Collaborations and publications

Coronavirus: The science explained

In collaboration with the UK Government and several universities, we have launched a science-led website to explain the facts behind the novel coronavirus pandemic.


COVID-19 research

EMBL-EBI researchers are helping produce research papers on COVID-19.

A SARS-CoV-2-Human Protein-Protein Interaction Map Reveals Drug Targets and Potential Drug-Repurposing Preprint
doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.03.22.002386

Highlighted datasets

Additional EMBL-EBI data resources for COVID-19 research:

Status updates

EMBL-EBI closed its premises on 18 March until further notice, but staff are working remotely to maintain the data resources and tools that EMBL-EBI provides to the life science community.

Data resources

We are working extremely hard to ensure users continue to have access to our data and tools, but some services may experience reduced service or support during this time.

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EMBL-EBI Training has paused its programme of onsite courses until the end of June 2020, with courses beyond still open for application. Our online training and live webinars remain active to enable you to keep learning wherever you are.

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Research at EMBL-EBI is heavily computational. Our expectation is that our research groups will continue to function as normally, while working from home

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EMBL-EBI has postponed its Industry Programme workshops until the end of June 2020. The team is closely monitoring the situation and further updates for upcoming workshops will follow as the situation progresses.

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EMBL Response

Efforts across EMBL to fight COVID-19