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EMBL-EBI launch the COVID-19 Data Portal

The COVID-19 Data Portal was launched in April 2020 to bring together relevant datasets for sharing and analysis in an effort to accelerate coronavirus research. It enables researchers to upload, access and analyse COVID-19 related reference data and specialist datasets as part of the wider European COVID-19 Data Platform. It covers a range of data sets focusing on:

Sequences  – Raw and assembled sequences related to the COVID-19 outbreak, including outbreak isolates and records relating to coronavirus biology. Includes extensive sampling information.

Expression data – Gene and protein expression data of human genes implicated in the virus infection of the host cells. Identifying cell types and genes with highest expression in SARS-CoV-2 infections.

Proteins – Curated functional and classification data on the SARS-CoV-2 protein entries and associated protein receptors.

Structures – SARS-CoV-2 protein structures, highlighting important structural features to support the development of treatments and vaccines.

Literature – The latest literature about SARS-CoV-2.

Other resources – A range of other resources for studying the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease

For more information visit the portal at


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