The scientific community worldwide has taken up the fight against SARS-CoV-2, which is also reflected by the sharp increase in the number of scientific publications on this subject. More than 2000 new publications per week appeared in connection with COVID-19 at the end of April 2020. The information contained in these publications can provide decisive pointers to new active ingredients for drugs and cause-effect-relationships –- if it is possible to maintain an overview. To this end, Fraunhofer SCAI has set up the new website "covid19-knowledgespace.de".
In a joint effort, the Fraunhofer institutes SCAI, IME, and IAIS, the Information Centre for Life Sciences (ZB MED), and other research partners have succeeded in providing the research community with a unique collection of analysis tools and data sources. Central offers are the Biomedical Knowledge Miner BiK>Mi, which gives access to a highly curated, knowledge based cause-and-effect model of COVID-19 and a search with the knowledge discovery service SCAIView in the research literature on COVID-19.