Project
2020

Academy Response to COVID-19

Health
Sustainable Development Goals

Overview

Since the beginning of the pandemic, IAP issued two communiqué related to this crisis: the IAP Communiqué on the COVID-19 pandemic, a call for collective action on the global scale to improve and accelerate the use of research and its outputs for the global public good, and the IAP Communiqué on Green Recovery, that highlights that fact that only a low-carbon recovery can generate co-benefits for social equity, the environment, and human health.

In addition to this international-level calls, many IAP member academies around the world are playing their own part in national or regional initiatives – helping to ensure that trustworthy and credible information is reaching as many people as possible, much of it in local languages.

Here we have collated (and will continue to update) information being provided by more than 140 national, regional and global academies and academy networks. For an updated summary of IAP’s COVID-19 related activities, please click here

IAP member academies are responding by: 

  • Providing evidence-based advice to governments at the municipal, national and regional level by participating in governmental task forces and commissions, supporting real-time policy review, synthesizing and distilling the best available scientific evidence, and by issuing statements and recommendations for decision-makers
  • Establishing expert databases for decision-makers with relevant expertise
  • Conducting public outreach to help their communities understand public health guidance, including through translation into local languages and engaging migrant communities
  • Engaging with the media to ensure scientifically accurate information is available to all
  • Sharing data and experiences amongst their members and with other academies in their region and gathering lessons learned
  • Conducting COVID-19 related research and modelling in academies with their own research facilities
  • Providing technical training, for example via online telemedicine courses, diagnostic laboratory techniques
  • Providing fast-track reviews of COVID-19 related-research proposals 

Additional links to other trusted resources are available via this news article: IAP stands side-by-side with science in the fight against coronavirus.

From national academies

From global and regional academies and networks

Other reputable sources

Project

Publications

IAP COVID-19 EXPERT GROUP

Advisory Panel
Yomn Hamaky
Academy of Scientific Research & Technology, Egypt

Yomn Hamaky

Expert Group

Suminori Akiba, Science Council of Japan, Japan
Fernando Arenzana-Seisdedos, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Yiming Bao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Mauricio Barreto, Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Brazil
Rafael Bello, Cuban Academy of Sciences, Cuba
Yoav Benjamini, The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Israel
Eyal Benvenisti, The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, United Kingdom
Patrick Berche, Academie Nationale de Medecine, France
Michal Biron, Global Young Academy, Israel
Jeanne Brugere-Picoux, French National Academy of Medicine, France
Yves Buisson, French National Academy of Medicine, France
Stephanie Burton, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), South Africa
Geoff Chase, Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ) Te Aparangi, New Zealand
Miodrag Čolić, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Serbia
Philip Dawid, The Royal Society, UK
María Guadalupe Guzmán Tirado, Cuban Academy of Sciences, Cuba
Streeck Hendrik, National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Germany
Luis Saturnino Herrera Martinez, Cuban Academy of Sciences, Cuba
Didier Houssin, French National Academy of Medicine, France
Abdel Meguid Kassem, Academy of Scientific Research & Technology, Egypt
Rees Kassen, Global Young Academy, Canada
Lemme Prica Kebaabetswe, Botswana Academy of Science, Botswana
Dominique, Kerouedan, French Academy of medicine, France
Junpeng Li, Global Young Academy, China
Daniel Limonta, Global Young Academy, Canada
Gábor B. Makara, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Alemka Markotić, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Croatia
Pedro Mas Bermejo, Cuban Academy of Sciences, Cuba
Hamid Mobasheri, University of Tehran, Iran
Jaime Montoya, National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines
Ali Moosavi-Movahedi, The Academy of Sciences of IR Iran, Iran, Isl. Rep.
Maria Concetta Morrone, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Italy
Sununguko Wata Mpoloka, Botswana Academy of Science, Botswana
Jorge Núñez Jover, Cuban Academy of Sciences, Cuba
Pamela Pennington Aycinena, Academy of Medical, Physical and Natural Sciences of Guatemala, Guatemala
Wolfgang Preiser, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), South Africa
Mika Rämet, The Council of Finnish Academies, Finland
Elisa Reis, Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Brazil
Andrea Rinaldo, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Italy
Christine Rouzioux, French National Academy of Medicine, France
Luis Carlos Silva Atcaguer, Cuban Academy of Sciences, Cuba
Stephen Simpson, Australian Academy of Science, Australia
Sameh Hamdy Soror, Academy of Scientific Research & Technology, Egypt
Amilcar Tanuri, Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Brazil
Gergely Toldi, Global Young Academy, UK
Raivo Uibo, Estonian Academy of Sciences, Estonia
Olli Vapalahti Vapalahti, The Council of Finnish Academies, Finland
Luis Velazquez-Perez, Cuban Academy of Sciences, Cuba
Ludmila Vīksna, Latvian Academy of Sciences, Latvia
Ville, Vuorinen, The Council of Finnish Academies, Finland
Qihui Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Alan Wilson, The Royal Society, United Kingdom
Xiaoling Xu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Wen Zhou, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Resources

Health
Communique cover
Energy, Environment & Climate, Health
Communique cover
Health
Communique CovidCover
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IAP Communiqué on COVID-19 LEADING AUTHORING INSTITUTION: