Media Release: April 2020
Australia’s learned academies launch a public access database of experts to guide our national response to COVID-19
The learned academies of Australia represent over 3,000 of the nation’s best and most eminent scientists, researchers scholars and practitioners. Our Academies and experts have come together to launch a searchable database for expert advice to help Australia tackle COVID-19.
The COVID-19 Expert Database will provide a mechanism for governments, the business sector, the research sector and other decision-makers to easily access the diverse expertise required. Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel AO, has championed this initiative.
“This is an unprecedented situation and Australia needs to draw on a range of experts to navigate our way through this time. Access to the best knowledge and skills is paramount to enable us to respond and recover effectively.” said Mr Ryan Winn, CEO, Australian Council of Learned Academies.
Australia’s experts are invited to register on the database.
The database will provide the public with access to searchable credible expertise in all fields and domains, including science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, humanities, arts, and social science.
“Interdisciplinary research is integral in solving many of our greatest challenges and the response to addressing the complexities of COVID-19 will be no different” said Mr Winn.
The COVID-19 Expert Database, is a collaborative effort between Australia’s learned academies, the:
- Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA)
- Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
- Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences
- Australian Academy of the Humanities
- Australian Academy of Science
- Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering