COVID-19 taskforce: Launch of national platform, FNR Call in the making
As researchers work on numerous new projects to contribute to the fight against COVID-19, Research Luxembourg has launched a national COVID-19 platform to coordinate research projects and collaborations. The FNR will soon open a special fast-track Call for proposals to support research efforts.
The Luxembourg research community has reacted rapidly to the COVID-19 pandemic, creating also a need for coordination and collaboration. Research Luxembourg (University, LIH, LISER, LIST, FNR, Ministry of Higher Education and Research) has therefore launched a national COVID-19 platform. This website will support the research community, facilitate exchange and the identification of synergies.
On top of giving a good overview of COVID-19 research in Luxembourg, this centralised platform aims at fostering collaboration and communication.
The different parts of the platform allow researchers to:
- Submit project ideas
- Browse ongoing projects
- Browse submitted open ideas
- Share and discuss new ideas (under construction)
The FNR will shortly announce a special fast-track Call to provide initial funding for research projects on COVID-19, with a deadline of 13 April. The aim is to (co-)support short-term projects, or the starting phase of long-term projects. In order to be eligible for the FNR Call, short descriptions of project ideas must first be published on the COVID-19 platform before April 8th.
More info at https://lux-covid19.lu/