McGill researchers help create COVID-19 Resources Canada

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New online portal to coordinate at national level research, diagnostic, and social efforts in the midst of the pandemic
Published: 31Mar2020

 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.

Main media contacts:

Junji Nishihata
Senior Communications Advisor
Office of the Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation)

Email: junji.nishihata [at] mcgill.ca
 

Tara Moriarty
Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

Email: Tara.Moriarty [at] dentistry.utoronto.ca

 

For more information, visit https://covid19resources.ca or contact: info [at] covid19resources.ca

 

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