The Norwegian COVID-19 Data Portal aims to bundle the Norwegian research efforts and offers guidelines, tools, databases and services to support Norwegian COVID-19 researchers. The Portal is a collaboration between the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), ELIXIR Europe and ELIXIR Norway.
If you are working with COVID-19 data in Norway and have questions about the ELIXIR Norway short- and long-term research support, please contact Helpdesk. The Helpdesk is happy to answer any questions related to COVID-19 data management and data sharing.
ELIXIR Norway provide a number of services to Norwegian COVID-19 researcher and life science researchers in general. More information can be found here.
Why sharing COVID-19 data: Learn how ELIXIR Norway in collaboration with EMBL and the COVID-19 Data Portal supports research, services and data sharing. Video: Jeff Dowling/EMBL
SARS-CoV-2 Database: This is a curated sequence database for the SARS-COV-2 virus hosted at the University of Tromsø. The SARS-CoV-2 database focuses on decluttering and standardising contextual data. To learn more, please see the database page.
The European Life-Sciences Infrastructure for Biological Information (ELIXIR) provides support for COVID-19 research in Europe. Their support overview lists helpful information like how to store or find data, what tools and workflows are established for analysing data, and recommendations for keeping data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). A list of COVID-19 publications by the ELIXIR community can be found here.
ELIXIR Norway is one of 22 national nodes in the European collaboration effort. It consist of five subnational nodes: UiB (Bergen), UiT (Tromsø), NTNU (Trondheim), NMBU (Ås), and UiO (Oslo). See the COVID-19 resource page for more information on how ELIXIR Norway contributes to research related to the pandemic.
The ELIXIR-CONVERGE project is supported by the European Commission to substantiate data standardisation and management within the life sciences. It constitutes four objectives and is split into eight Work Packages. Three of these, WP7, WP8 and WP9, are dedicated to the European COVID-19 response.
- WP7: Federated European Genome-phenome Archives for transnational access of COVID-19 host data
- WP8: ELIXIR-CONVERGE European COVID-19 Data Platform
- WP9: Mobilisation of SARS-CoV-2 variant surveillance data tracking services and tools
Official Norwegian COVID-19 information
The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) governs the latest SARS-COV-2 related information concerning the COVID-19 disease in Norway.
Statistics on testing, reported cases and hospitalisation are provided at a national level and for individual regions and municipalities.
General and European COVID-19 information
The WHO monitor the global SARS-COV-2 outbreak and provide a panel of researchers to manage the variant nomenclature and classification system currently in use. In collaboration with the ECDC the WHO additionally monitors viruses involved in the seasonal influenza.
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is advocating the protection of EU citizens from infectious diseases. It provide various resources concerning the European Union and the wider European Economic Area (EU/EEA).