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Openness and collaboration at heart of new joint research statement on tackling COVID-19

12/03/2020

Openness and collaboration at heart of new joint research statement on tackling COVID-19

In recognition of the crucial role of the international research community in tackling the threat of COVID-19, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the National Natural Science Foundation (NSFC) of China have today (12 March) issued a joint statement highlighting our shared commitment to strengthening global collaborations and encouraging openness and data sharing to help ensure diagnostics, vaccines and prevention measures are developed rapidly for the benefit of every nation.

President of the NSFC Professor Li Jinghai said:

“At this critical time, we need global efforts to overcome this common challenge. The joint statement between NSFC and UKRI fully demonstrates our strategic and trustworthy partnership built upon our long-term close collaboration. We look forward to joining forces to support research communities in both countries to work together contributing to the containment of COVID-19.” 

Science Minister Amanda Solloway said:

“Tackling coronavirus requires a huge effort from all countries which is why the UK is bringing together the global scientific community to speed up the development of vaccines and treatments.”

Joint UKRI & NSFC statement on tackling COVID-19

Find out more about how UKRI is responding the novel coronavirus here


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