Earlier this year HRB joined the global fight against COVID-19. In cooperation with the Irish Research Council (IRC) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), HRB launched a rapid response mechanism to fund research that would provide evidence for the national and global efforts to tackle the virus outbreak. The funding call covered medical countermeasures, health service readiness, and social and policy countermeasures to COVID-19.
As 2020 draws to a close, we thought we would share some of the projects that researchers have been busy working on to help improve people’s health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic. So far, we have 19 articles published in the Coronavirus collection, which was set up to highlight research related to coronavirus on our publishing platform, HRB Open Research. Read on for the article highlights, and to hear from the researchers we interviewed to discuss the work they have published as part of this funding call.