Feds launch CanCOVID to connect health-care professional, researchers, policymakers

April 16, 2020

Canadian researchers across the country have partnered to launch a rapid-response network to facilitate the nation’s COVID-19 research effort. CanCOVID will expedite communications and collaborations between the scientific, health care, and policy communities during the pandemic, making it easier for researchers to find each other, share what they know, and vet research results. “The scale of the COVID-19 challenge demands agile, transdisciplinary leadership,” said Health Canada Science Advisor Cara Tannenbaum. “If ever the science community was going to step up for the government and achieve something of significance for Canadians, this is the moment.” CanCOVID | Western (National)