Ideas for how informaticians can get involved with COVID-19 research

Jason H. Moore, Ian Barnett, Mary Regina Boland, Yong Chen, George Demiris, Graciela Gonzalez-Hernandez, Daniel S. Herman, Blanca E. Himes, Rebecca A. Hubbard, Dokyoon Kim, Jeffrey S. Morris, Danielle L. Mowery, Marylyn D. Ritchie, Li Shen, Ryan Urbanowicz, John H. Holmes

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had a significant impact on population health and wellbeing. Biomedical informatics is central to COVID-19 research efforts and for the delivery of healthcare for COVID-19 patients. Critical to this effort is the participation of informaticians who typically work on other basic science or clinical problems. The goal of this editorial is to highlight some examples of COVID-19 research areas that could benefit from informatics expertise. Each research idea summarizes the COVID-19 application area, followed by an informatics methodology, approach, or technology that could make a contribution. It is our hope that this piece will motivate and make it easy for some informaticians to adopt COVID-19 research projects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number3
JournalBioData Mining
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 12 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics

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    Moore, J. H., Barnett, I., Boland, M. R., Chen, Y., Demiris, G., Gonzalez-Hernandez, G., Herman, D. S., Himes, B. E., Hubbard, R. A., Kim, D., Morris, J. S., Mowery, D. L., Ritchie, M. D., Shen, L., Urbanowicz, R., & Holmes, J. H. (2020). Ideas for how informaticians can get involved with COVID-19 research. BioData Mining, 13(1), [3].