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Article series by the Academy of Finland looks into the use of research infrastructures during the coronavirus pandemic

An infrastructure that supports science includes tools, equipment, information networks, databases and open materials as well as services that enable research and promote research cooperation. Research infrastructures have played an important role – and will continue to do so – as part of the efforts of the scientific community to investigate the properties of SARS-CoV-2 and the effects of the epidemic.

The Academy of Finland is publishing a series of articles that focus on how the current coronavirus pandemic affects the use of research infrastructures. The topic will be discussed from the perspective of different sectors.

The first article of the series was published today. It presents CSC's role as a service provider for research infrastructures and for doing research and organizing education in an increasingly cloud-based online environment.

- COVID-19 projects have been taking up about a third of the capacity of the supercomputer Puhti, occasionally going up to half of the total capacity. Puhti has been used, among other things, to help carry out modelling for a joint project by four Finnish research organizations researching the airborne transmission and spread of coronavirus, explains CSC Managing Director Kimmo Koski in the first article of the series.

Read more and follow the Academy of Finland article series.