Researchers across all sectors have joined in the request from the White House and have formed CORD-19, the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset.

“This valuable new resource is the fruit of unselfish collaboration and now offers the opportunity to find answers to important questions about COVID-19,” said Dr. Dewey Murdick, Director of Data Science at Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), who coordinated the cross-team effort. “Once the crisis has passed, we hope this project will inspire new ways to use machine learning to advance scientific research.”

With the new availability of this dataset, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy as well as the multiple organizations, businesses and agencies involved are asking AI experts to help develop new text and data mining techniques to aid researchers in faster worldwide access to information.

More information is available on this release from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.