New online portal to coordinate at national level research, diagnostic, and social efforts in the midst of the pandemic
McGill University announced it has joined the network of senior researchers, students, and web developers, in the launch of the national COVID-19 Resources Canada portal, a central hub designed to help those involved in COVID-19 R&D in Canada to locate expertise and equipment in a timely manner. Since launching, over 1,800 volunteers have already signed up via the portal to help in the fight against COVID-19. The portal aims to support front-line healthcare workers, expand the capacities of public health and research labs, and serve as a source of expertise on COVID-19. The initiative sprang from the combined efforts of McGill University Professor Guillaume Bourque (Faculty of Medicine) and University of Toronto Professor Tara Moriarty (Faculty of Dentistry). Thanks to a community-wide effort, this portal now hosts over 100 resources, including a list of active Canadian COVID-19 related research programs, calls for critical reagents needed to expand COVID-19 testing capacity, volunteer recruitment and other relevant community-based initiatives.
March 31 2020