RENCI's COVID-19 Response

Working closely with partner research institutions and the private sector, RENCI is adapting and extending its existing capabilities to accelerate COVID-19 response and research efforts. RENCI researchers are leaders in data science and in data-driven discoveries, and we want to use those talents to assist the larger international effort to slow the spread of the virus and search for treatments.

At a high level, our work in the area of COVID-19 research aims to:

  • Apply linked open data, including biomedical ontologies, to build in silico knowledge models of drugs, processes, and systems involved in the coronavirus disease and related diseases.
  • Present aggregated clinical statistical models and an open, privacy-preserving framework to expose, share, and analyze data on clinical correlates of disease and outcomes, environmental exposures, socio-economic indicators, and genotype data.
  • Provision notebook-based analytical environments with big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence capabilities to support access to the growing body of COVID-19 related datasets, as well as tools to analyze and explore the data.

RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute) develops and deploys advanced technologies to enable research discoveries and practical innovations. RENCI partners with researchers, government, and industry to engage and solve the problems that affect North Carolina, our nation, and the world.

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