The Netherlands eScience Center has made funds available for eScience projects focused on research questions related to the COVID-19 outbreak. The funds will consist of in-kind software engineering support. External researchers will be requested to submit project ideas in a collaboration with experts employed by the eScience Center.
“While many relevant projects may be found in the Life Sciences, Biology and Chemistry, we also encourage partners in other domains, including the Social Sciences, Logistics and Environmental Sciences to apply if they have a relevant and urgent research question”, says Dr Frank Seinstra, the eScience Center’s Program Director. “With these funds we hope to put our expertise to use in helping to address this crisis.”
Project partners will have until 9 April to submit their proposals. The winning projects will be announced by the eScience Center on 15 April.