Last updated: 06/03/2023
Three years ago, the world experienced the rapid spread of a deadly virus. Soon after, COVID-19 became a pandemic with profound consequences for our health and society.
Since day one, scientists worldwide joined forces in a race against the virus, and the JRC has been at the forefront.
We have contributed new knowledge about the SARS-CoV-2 and developed new ways to combat the disease. We have developed new tools for early detection to anticipate new outbreaks, and we have analysed how global crises, such as a pandemic, impact our lives and our society, for example, through the spread of misinformation.
We have also had a leading role in integrating the knowledge developed by researchers around the globe, as well as in facilitating new tools and technologies that can reach and positively impact all corners of the world.
Three years later, we are much better prepared to tackle future crises.
JRC work on COVID-19 helps monitor the disease around the globe
Tracing COVID-19 in clinical swabs and wastewater: our methods and reference materials.
Cancer care in times of COVID-19: lessons for future pandemics
COVID-19 caused disruptions in the economic, education and health care sectors, for example. In this article, we focus on the challenges posed to the oncology community.
CIAO, an international platform to collaborate across disciplines to tackle COVID-19 (interview)
We talk with Laure-Alix Clerbaux, the lead scientist of a project which involved 80 scientist and 50 organisations with one goal: managing the tsunami of COVID-19 information.
Misinformation on COVID-19: what did we learn?
A JRC report analyses the most spread narratives, their consequences, factors predicting how likely people are to believe or share them, and the most efficient ways to counter them.
More JRC stories on COVID
Tools and online resources
COVID-19 diagnostic devices and test methods database
The one-stop shop for all publicly available information COVID-19 devices and tests
Homelessness in EU cities and towns before and during the COVID-19 pandemic
Science for Policy Report