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The Royal Society work on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Scientists and researchers, including Fellows of the Royal Society and people we fund, are working together across the globe to rapidly help us better understand COVID-19 and discover the best ways to tackle it.

We are leading and convening researchers to work together to inform policy decisions on managing the pandemic.

You can also explore our events, blogs and video content to find out more about how science is done, the uncertain nature of science and what this means during a global pandemic.

Grants and funding

Find regularly updated information for applicants and award holders of Royal Society funding with regards to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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Find all of the Royal Society's publications, stories and blog posts on coronavirus (COVID-19).

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BLOG: Following the science

Venki Ramakrishnan, President of the Royal Society, addresses trust in science during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

REPORT: Vaccines

Many challenges remain despite progress on SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

NEWS: Rapid review

Royal Society publishes rapid review of the science of the reproduction number and growth rate of COVID-19.

  • All research findings and data relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic are open access

    The Royal Society has signed a Wellcome statement on the subject of research findings and data relevant to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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  • Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic

    The Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic (RAMP) initiative is bringing modelling expertise from a diverse range of disciplines to support the pandemic modelling community already working on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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  • Science in Emergencies Tasking – COVID

    SET-C draws on the expertise of our Fellows and others to respond to requests for rapid science advice on topics relevant to tackling the pandemic. 

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  • Data Evaluation and Learning for Viral Epidemics

    The Royal Society has convened a data analytics group to tackle COVID-19.

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  • Information for applicants and award holders of Royal Society funding

    Regularly updated information for applicants and award holders of Royal Society funding with regards to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

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  • Scholarly publishers work together to maximise efficiency during pandemic

    This is to ensure that key work related to COVID-19 is reviewed and published as quickly and openly as possible.

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  • Science at home

    The Royal Society supports teachers during this challenging time and has collated a number of resources, activities and videos, that they may wish to share with parents, to support learning from home.

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