CO-CONNECT Project: Recognition in UK Awards

Published on 16 December 2022

CO-CONNECT project has been recognised in the HDR UK annual awards and MRC Impact Prize 2022

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CO-CONNECT was a research project to help scientists across the UK to access the data they need more easily to help develop potential therapies and treatment for COVID-19.

It was funded by the Medical Research Council (Part of UKRI) and the Department of Health and Social Care (part of NIHR) as part of their direct response to the Pandemic. Prof Emily Jefferson of the Health Informatics Centre was a PI for CO-CONNECT and alongside a substantial team delivered the project over the last two years.

The CO-CONNECT project has been recognised in the HDR UK annual awards for its contribution "to the ability to repeat research, reuse techniques and verify results" in the form of a Reproducibility Award.

Two team members from the Health Informatics Centre at the University of Dundee were also given HDR UK Hidden Role awards for their significant contribution to research delivery. They were Jenny Johnston and Erum Masood. More details can be found on the HDR UK website.

Finally, CO-CONNECT has made it to the final of the MRC Impact Prize 2022 Open Science category for our impact titled: Making covid-19 response data FAIR. More details are on the UKRI website

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