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The Royal Society work on Covid-19

Throughout the pandemic, the Royal Society and our community of scientists and Fellows have worked to deliver timely and rapid evidence to inform policy decisions. You can explore our events, blogs and video content to find out more about Covid-19 and our work in presenting evidence during the pandemic. There are also pages for researchers and Royal Society grant-holders and science educational resources for science learning at home. 

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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Reports and blog posts

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

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EVENT: The Science of COVID

Conference exploring the basic science, vaccine efforts and diagnostic logistics, treatment and recovery from long and acute COVID.

  • 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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Related blog posts

What do we know about Long Covid?

With millions of cases around the world, our understanding of the acute illness caused by Covid-19 has improved enormously. But it is now clear that…

Why we know vaccines work

Vaccines have helped to control many diseases that caused widespread suffering in the past and they are likely to be our hope of controlling the…

Following the science

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

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