UCD Covid-19 Response

The UCD Community is rising to the challenge posed by the global pandemic

Covid-19 Funding Calls


Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Enterprise Ireland (EI) and IDA Ireland joint Covid-19 Rapid Response call.

See Important updates from the European Commission for ongoing research initiatives related to Covid-19.

See the UCD Research & Innovation Services Portal for a range of supports and resources to assist with preparing funding proposals (UCD staff only).

Research Professional has put together a specific page on all Covid-19 funding opportunities


Publications, Datasets and other Materials


AAAS: The American Association for the Advancement of Science has gathered Coronavirus: Research, Commentary, and News from its Science Journals, which is free to access. 

Department of Health: Guidance and information on Covid-19 is available here.

Digital Science: Details of and links to all relevant publications, data sets and clinical trials for Covid-19 from Digital Science, exported from DS Dimensions.

Elsevier: Novel Coronavirus Information Centre has free health and medical research on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and Covid-19.

European Commission: EU Covid-19 Data Sharing Platform was launched. It will provide an open, trusted, and scalable European and global environment where researchers can store and share datasets, such as DNA sequences, protein structures, data from pre-clinical research and clinical trials, as well as epidemiological data.

Figshare: Covid-19 related research including preprints, datasets, presentations and software on Figshare’s free portal

Financial Times: Global pandemic news update

Lenus: Covid-19 Rapid Reviews and Evidence Summaries developed by the HSE National Health Library and Knowledge Services team.

LitCovid: Curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information on Covid-19/SARS-CoV-2, providing a central access to relevant articles in PubMed, produced by the US National Library of Medicine.

NEJM: Commentary, features and publications in the New England Journal of Medicine.  

Oxford CEMB: Oxford's Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Covid-19 Evidence Service, offering rapid reviews of primary care questions relating to the coronavirus pandemic, updated regularly. 

PEriTia: Behavioural Science Resources collated by Professor Liam Delaney from UCD School of Economics on behalf of PEriTia.

Research Data Alliance (RDA): At the request of the European Commission, the RDA formed a working group to clearly define detailed guidelines on data sharing under the present (Covid-19) circumstances. The guidelines - covering the areas: Clinical, Community Participation, Epidemiology, Legal and Ethical, Omics, Social Sciences and Software - will be updated frequently based on community feedback and links will be provided on the Research Data Management LibGuide.

Science Foundation Ireland: Portal to up-to-date information on national and international funding sources and scientific information including publications and journal articles.

Springer Nature: Covid-19 hub containing related research articles from their journals, as well as additional commentary on the topic and relevant books.

The Irish Times: The Coronavirus Data Dashboard compiles the latest data from National Public Health Emergency Team in Ireland and European and World data from Johns Hopkins University and The World Health Organization.  

UCD Library has collated resources on the latest open access research and information on Covid-19/SARS-CoV-2 and is updating them on an ongoing basis, including podcasts. In most cases paywalls have been removed by the publishers. 

US Centres for Disease Control Library: Covid-19 Research Articles Downloadable Database.

WHO: Database of publications on coronavirus disease (Covid-19).


Education Supports


UCD Maths Support Centre tutorial videos for Ordinary and Higher Leaving Cert

UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems has developed freely accessible online courses for nurses working with critical Covid-19 patients. See Educational Resources here.

International Covid-19 support for Radiographers and Radiological Technologists online course for radiographers prepared by Associate Professor Shane FoleyUCD School of Medicine, and collaborators, for the International Society Radiographers and Radiologic Technologists.