eCommons, Cornell’s open scholarship platform, can aid in rapid dissemination of research results (papers, data sets, and other materials) on any topic. Of particular value now, as disseminating progress in prevention, testing, and treatment of COVID-19 takes on such great importance, eCommons enables Cornell researchers to share their work openly online, with a global audience.
There are a number of considerations of which authors should be aware, collected on a help page specifically for COVID-19 researchers. The use of eCommons for COVID-19 research was also a topic of a recent post on the Library’s blog.
If you are interested in how eCommons compares to other commonly used academic sharing and networking platforms, more information is available on this topic.