In order to carry out research into SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, academic and scientific institutions can be given permission to use data from the Austrian epidemiological reporting system (Österreichisches Epidemiologisches Meldesystem, EMS), which is why the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection (Bundesministerium für Soziales, Gesundheit, Pflege und Konsumentenschutz, BMSGPK) has commissioned this data platform. It should help the national and international research community to improve evidence for and increase our understanding of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.

For data protection reasons, these data can only be made available to research facilities after their accreditation by the advisory board for the data platform.

Details on the accreditation process, the data which will be made available and a link to the English version of the application form will be made available here in the near future.

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