Dr. David Kelvin in Halifax is leading an international effort to identify biomarkers for predicting the severity of COVID-19 in patients, and spearheading a collaborative network of scientists for the sharing of resources, materials and ideas.
Topic: COVID-19 research
While many efforts are being made to help the research community, one decision by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) has been widely condemned: the suspension of the Spring 2020 Project Grant competition.
One of the largest “containment Level 3” facilities in the world, University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization – International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac) in Saskatoon is receiving daily requests from researchers, companies and governments to test COVID-19 vaccines and therapies.
The European Union will adapt its economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic in support of the continent-wide Green Deal adopted in December. Europe wants to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 through a growth strategy that will “transform its economy and society to put it on a more sustainable path.” In a new statement, EU’s leaders…
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research launched a new COVID-19 funding opportunity for operating grants called the “COVID-19 Clinical Epidemiology Research Rapid Response.” The application deadline is this Friday, March 27, and successful applicants will be notified of the decision on April 1. The competition description emphasizes the viruses “many unknown epidemiological parameters, particularly with respect…
In collaborating with the WHO and other governments, Canada’s funding agencies have moved rapidly to channel more than $52 million in federal funding to rapid response research at Canadian universities.
A multidisciplinary team of 15 researchers and clinicians has been assembled by Canada’s Chief Science Advisor Mona Nemer to provide advice on scientific issues related to COVID-19.