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Yale Launches Website to Encourage COVID Collaboration

April 04, 2020
by Jill Max

Across Yale, faculty are engaged in research, innovation, and clinical efforts to combat coronavirus disease (also known as COVID-19). With the notion that more can be accomplished by working together, Yale has launched the Research, Clinical & Data Driven Responses to COVID-19 website to promote collaboration among Yale faculty and with colleagues around the world.

Spearheaded by leaders from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Public Health, School of Engineering & Applied Science, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the website aims to enhance progress in the fight against COVID-19.

“We wanted to create a portal that would open up collaboration locally and internationally, as well as educate the public about Yale’s efforts during this pandemic,” said Nancy J. Brown, MD, Jean and David W. Wallace Dean of Medicine and C.N.H. Long Professor of Medicine. Brown spearheaded the formation of the COVID-19 Response Coordination Team (CoRECT), which led the development of the website.

With news and resources about research and clinical endeavors around COVID from across the university and Yale New Haven Health, the website has a wealth of information related to conducting clinical and laboratory research, caring for patients, tracking the spread of the virus, and coping during the coronavirus disease crisis. It leverages such initiatives as the Yale Open Data Access project to promote the sharing of clinical trials data and provides access to articles published on several preprint servers by Yale authors and those at other institutions. The COVID-19 Global Cases Dashboard pulls real-time data from a variety of sources to track reported cases, recoveries, and deaths associated with COVID by country and around the globe and graphs the global accumulation of both cases and deaths over time. The website also highlights such collaborative projects as an interactive COVID-19 childcare map to help estimate the childcare demand for workers in critical sectors. Innovative approaches, such as projects to design, evaluate, and test emerging ideas on increasing the supply of personal protective equipment are also a focus.

We wanted to create a portal that would open up collaboration locally and internationally, as well as educate the public about Yale’s efforts during this pandemic

Nancy J. Brown, MD

For those outside the scientific community, the website contains resources on coping strategies, general wellness tips, sleep hygiene, relaxation and stress management, tools to help children and families, and more. Also featured are the latest news articles about ongoing COVID-19 work taking place at Yale.

“The website is continuously updated as information becomes available and resources are developed,” said Brown. “We think it will be a valuable resource for collaborating with colleagues at Yale and across the globe as we strive to make inroads against COVID-19.”

Submitted by Justin Fansler on April 04, 2020