Elsevier Coronavirus Research Repository
A comprehensive catalogue of research compiled to end the international crisis.
At 1science, a great deal of effort went into building 1findr, an exhaustive index of scholarly articles that helps researchers rapidly find relevant literature and openly accessible versions of papers published in scholarly journals. With that uniquely powerful tool on hand, we asked ourselves how could we help researchers who are trying to solve some of the world’s pressing problems? We realized we could make use of 1foldr Hub technology, a unique self-populating, self-updating repository solution to create thematic repositories on critical issues to humankind.
In 2018, we used that platform to create the International Repository of Malaria Research which now contains over 190,000 bibliographic records pulled from the 1findr database. With the outbreak of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China (initially called 2019-nCoV and subsequently COVID-19), our team of bibliometric and library science experts once again worked diligently, this time alongside our colleagues at Elsevier, to create a repository to assist scientists increase their knowledge base on coronaviruses, including COVID-19, MERS and SARS.
At 1science, our aim is to be inclusive of high-quality knowledge produced everywhere and in all fields of academia, science, and technology, including in those areas traditionally shunned by previously offered bibliographic databases. We design products that are relevant to researchers and analysts worldwide and we care specifically for the needs of the Global South.
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