The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us how the international and national preparedness for action achieved through the long-term development of research infrastructures, combined with skilled personnel, also enables reacting to unexpected situations.
Research infrastructures funded by the Research Council of Finland have played an important role in the scientific community’s efforts to study the characteristics of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the effects of the pandemic. The topic is approached from different perspectives in the following articles by the Research Council of Finland:
- High-level research infrastructures support COVID-19 research
- Open access and storage of research data must be ensured even in exceptional times
- International infrastructure services for molecular biology and bioinformatics support coronavirus research
- Imaging technologies play key part in virus research: Finland has cutting-edge expertise
- Virus vector laboratory applies gene transfer technology to tackle corona pandemic
Read more about the impact of research infrastructures from the Roadmap for Finnish Research Infrastructures 2021–2024.
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