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Covid-19 data platform

European molecular biology laboratory (EMBL)

EMBL launched the COVID-19 data platform, together with the European Commission, European Open Science Cloud, ELIXIR and other partners. This platform allows rapid access to SARS-CoV-2 datasets in order to speed up research. The platform organises the collection of sequence data to ensure open data sharing globally. The COVID-19 Data Portal then makes this data and tools available to researchers. The third component of the platform is the European Federated Genome-Phenome Archive (FEGA). This meets the needs of genomic and clinical data management. Since the launch of the project, the data portal has received nearly 3 million online requests. We hope that other countries will have their own portals, such as the recently published Swedish national portal.