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Studies in Pandemic Preparedness

Microsoft is committed to pushing the boundaries of technology to improve and positively influence all aspects of society. COVID-19 has mobilized communities around the world to work together on a range of critical issues required to understand and respond to the current pandemic. Scientific research is vital to both this near and long-term pandemic preparedness. To help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, we are increasing the pace and scale of our efforts by deepening our global academic collaborations to help address the current situation and better prepare for future pandemics.

Bringing together people with expertise, creativity, and passion is the best path forward for addressing difficult challenges with COVID-19. Our efforts today will also bolster our ability to detect and mitigate future pandemics. I am inspired by the many ways the scientific community has aligned to share critical information, new findings, and important insights. These collaborations are essential and will lead the way to vital breakthroughs.”

– Eric Horvitz, Chief Scientific Officer, Microsoft

These collaborative projects with academia span topics including infection prevention and control, treatment and diagnostics, mental health, and return to work.

Our collaborators

We are working closely with the following research collaborators:

The Alan Turing Institute logo Baylor College of Medicine logo InBios logo
Johns Hopkins University logo Stanford University (no logo) Swansea University logo
Tufts University - Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine logo University of Cambridge logo University College London Hospitals - NHS Foundation Trust logo
UCL logo University Hospitals Birmingham - NHS Foundation Trust logo University of Edinburgh (no logo)
University of Oxford logo University of Warwick logo University of Washington logo