Resources Available for COVID-19 Research

Two websites host links to a variety of federated resources that are available for COVID-19 research: 

Info about the HPC Consortium: https://covid19-hpc.mybluemix.net/

XSEDE portal for HPC Consortium: https://www.xsede.org/covid19-hpc-consortium

U.S. National Science Foundation Dear Colleague Letter: Rapid funding and compute/storage resources for non-clinical COVID-19 research

Revised April 4: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20052/nsf20052.jsp

This NSF-DCL provides a path toward expedited funds, allocations of compute cycles, and other resources needed for non-medical, non-clinical-care research that can be used immediately to better understand how to model and understand the spread of COVID-19; to inform and educate about the science of virus transmission and prevention; and to encourage the development of processes and actions to address this global challenge.

NSF recommends searching for an active solicitation that fits the scope of the research that is planned, then contact a program officer listed on that solicitation to see if they feel that the work is appropriate for a RAPID grant; up to $200,000. Some COVID-19 RAPID grants have already been awarded. This DCL also encourages anyone conducting COVID-19 research may apply for an XSEDE resource; see this link for more information: https://www.xsede.org/covid19-hpc-consortium 

Update: The Chameleon resource was added to the list of systems available under the DCL. Chameleon is a large-scale, experimental cloud system that would be useful for modeling and understanding how infectious diseases spread, for example: https://www.chameleoncloud.org/news/chameleon-use-covid-19-projects/

Trusted CI Support for COVID-19 research

Are you conducting COVID-19 research? Could you use help with data management and visualization, workflow management, use of cloud resources, high-performance clusters, or distributed resources; science gateway technology, cybersecurity, or compliance? If so, the U.S. National Science Foundation's Trusted CI can help. Visit the Trusted CI blog. 

To learn how COVID-19 has affected or may impact ITS Research Services, visit this webpage

For a list of frequently asked questions about campus research resources and services, visit the ITS-RS FAQ