COVID-19 Collaboration Network

Mr Melroy Almeida1, Dr  Amir  Aryani2, Dr Jingbo Wang3

1Australian Access Federation, Brisbane , Australia
2Swinburne University of Technology , Hawthorn, Australia
3Australian National University , Canberra, Australia

The global pandemic has changed the focus of researchers around the world to COVID-19 impact and recovery. In this work, we leverage ORCID and the connected graph of scholarly communications to look at how organisations and countries are collaborating towards finding a pathway to COVID-19 recovery.

Persistent identifiers (PIDs) allow us to link different entities like people, organisations, datasets and publications by precisely identifying the participants within a research project. PIDs enable research provenance and attribution by accurately linking research entities.  PIDs are not just a technical capability, but a community effort that is also collaborative in nature. This work uses persistent identifiers like ORCID IDs, DoI’s and org ids (organisational identifiers) to establish connections such as


Using these links and leveraging the interconnectedness of the different identifiers, we report on the formation of a collaboration network that captures connections between researchers, research datasets, publications and grants. Using this newly formed collaboration network, we demonstrate how COVID19 research collaboration has formed since late 2019.

This presentation will touch on the following topics

  • A time series visualisation on how the international community collaborates on COVID-19 research
  • The top countries publishing articles on COVID-19
  • The most bilateral engagement between universities in this space


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