In this section, we report major pieces of news related to the Portal. This can include, for example, new pages, new/improved features, or important progress in the field of pandemic preparedness in Sweden.
We will not detail all updates here, though. For example, we will not include infromation about updates to data/dashboards that occur at least monthly. We also do not inform about each new data highlight/funding opportunity/project/publication update in this section.
New section for pandemic preparedness events
A new section has been added to promote events relevant to pandemic preparedness. This could include, for example, events related to biobanks, antibiotic resistance, or particular pathogens.
Portal welcomes editorial committee
An editorial committee has now been established. The members will work closely with us to maximise the value of the Portal for the research community.
Dashboard on Register-based COVID-19 Vaccination Study (RECOVAC) updated & expanded
New information related to determinants of vaccination and vaccine effectiveness have been added to the RECOVAC dashboard. The data has also been updated.
Explore COVID-19 publications in the field of social sciences and humanities on the Portal
The Portal contains a database of COVID-19 publications involving Swedish researchers, and an available data section that shows which share data and/or code. It has long been possible to filter both the database and available databases by certain topics. Now, it is possible to identify the research, data, and code related to social sciences and humanities.
The latest updates to the COVID-19 & Pandemic Preparedness Portal
The scope of the portal has expanded in 2022 to include other pathogens and pandemic preparedness in general. We’ve created lots of new content and features in response to this (with more planned!).
Relaunch as Swedish COVID-19 and Pandemic Preparedness Portal
Today we officially relaunch the site as the Swedish COVID-19 and Pandemic Preparedness Portal. We have been gradually transitioning sections of the Portal throughout 2022. Our latest section involves a collation of resources related to pandemic preparedness.
Section on Register-based COVID-19 Vaccination Study (RECOVAC) launched
Data visualisations, information, and publications related to the RECOVAC project are now available on the portal. Visualisation codes are publicly available.
The Swedish COVID-19 Data Portal two year anniversary
The national Swedish COVID-19 Data Portal was launched two years ago today. The portal has been an important part of the pandemic response in Sweden. On our anniversary, we reflect on past highlights and look to the future.
Tutorial for SARS-CoV-2 genome data submission to ENA now available
Today, we are launching a ENA tutorial on how to submit SARS-CoV2 sequences to the European Nucleotide Archive. The tutorial caters to both experienced and first time sequence submitters.
Statistics, information, and research related to COVID-19 Vaccination in Sweden now available on the Portal
The Visualizations are based on data freely available from the Swedish Health Agency (Folkhälsomyndigheten).
BY-COVID – a collaborative effort to tackle data challenges that can hinder effective pandemic response
The BeYond-COVID (BY-COVID) is a recently launched €12 million project funded by Horizon Europe. The Swedish COVID-19 Data Portal is one of the 53 partners from 19 countries taking part in the project.
New section on the Portal about register-based research
The Swedish COVID-19 Data Portal is launching a section on register-based research in Sweden containing an overview of relevant registers and examples of research projects have used register data.
Statistics, information, and research about Post COVID-19 condition in Sweden now available on the Portal
Today, for the first time, the Portal provides information and summary statistics to show the impact of ‘Post COVID-19 condition’ (‘Postcovid’ in Swedish) in Sweden, and the research underway. All data and code used on the page is publicly available.
The Swedish SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research output since the beginning of the pandemic
To date, 1.400+ journal articles and preprints have been published by researchers affiliated to a Swedish university or research institute. The database of these publications is compiled by the Portal and is available for download.
The Swedish COVID-19 Data Portal one year on - focus on openly sharing data and code
One year ago today, on June 3rd 2020, the Swedish COVID-19 Data Portal was launched and became the first national node of the European data sharing platform for COVID-19 research efforts. Here, we look back at the highlights over the last year.
SARS-CoV-2 wastewater data from cities across Sweden now available
The Swedish COVID-19 Data Portal is launching a section with wastewater epidemiology data. Weekly data from Uppsala, Stockholm, Umeå, and Örebro is presented in graphs and available for download.
Database of COVID-19 sample collections and biobanks in Sweden launched
In collaboration with Biobank Sweden, today we are launching a new section of the portal: the Swedish COVID-19 Sample Collection Database. The database allows to search for available biobank sample collections.
Data on COVID-19 testing in Uppsala County and dashboard with maps, trends and more now available
The data portal is now launching a page with the CRUSH Covid dashboard with an option to download data on COVID-19 testing in each postal code of Uppsala County.
Statistics on SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests carried out by SciLifeLab now available
We are launching a page with statistics on the SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests carried out at the SciLifeLab Autoimmunity and Serology profiling facility.