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UCL’s COVID-19 database passes 3,500 publications

15 August 2022

UCL is committed to making research available to find solutions to global problems.

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When the Covid-19 pandemic started, UCL was determined to share its insights into the virus with the rest of the world. It is a principle of Open Science that advances are made more quickly if research findings are freely available for others to use and comment on. Hence, the UCL Covid-19 database was born. It is freely available on the Science Open website. 

On 31 July 2022, the database hit 3,500 harvested publications on Covid-19 by UCL authors. It is a tremendous achievement and underlines UCL’s commitment to finding solutions to global problems which afflict society. All the papers indexed are freely available under Open Access, using the software platform scienceopen.com, which is also used by UCL Press.

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Using this platform, UCL Press makes a number of UCL research collections available on the UCL Research Collections website. Currently, in addition to the Covid-19 aggregation, there are collections available on UCL and the UN Sustainable Development Goals and a growing collection of papers emanating from the UCL Grand Challenges

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If you are interested in developing UCL collections of this kind, do feel free to contact Dr Paul Ayris in the first instance.