COVID-19 research

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ERINHA supports COVID-19 research

ERINHA offers access to a large range of high containment (BSL3 & BSL4) in-vitro and in-vivo capacities to facilitate a wide variety of studies on SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19.

These capacities include (Update from 28.05.2020):

  • In vitro research capacity:
    • standard virologic assays (e.g. ELISA, PRNT)
    • high throughput SARS-CoV-2 antiviral/therapeutic screening assays
    • diagnostic development and testing capacity
    • virus propagation and quantification
  • In vivo research capacity:
    • small animal (e.g. mice, hamsters) disease models
    • Non-Human Primates (NHP) disease models
    • standard in vivo virologic and immunological assays
    • pre-clinical vaccines and therapeutics testing
  • Additionally ERINHA provides support for:
    • Coordination of pre-clinical research activities
    • Project management
    • Advise on protocols

To access services contact ERINHA CCU at contact(at)

Free of charge access to ERINHA SRAS-CoV-2/COVID-19 services is possible through currently ongoing open Transnational Access call. See the modalities here


Research carried out in the ERINHA infrastructure is intended to contribute to the overarching mission of protecting human health by increasing Europe’s preparedness for and capability to respond to an existing high consequence infectious disease or a newly emerged infectious disease threat. Therefore, ERINHA national nodes are highly involved in SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 research activities.

Read more on ERINHA Swedish node research here
Read more on ERINHA Belgian node here


ERINHA is part of the European Life-Sciences Research Infrastructures’ (LSRI) family from ESFRI roadmap. Check detailed services of LSRIs to advance research on COVID-19 on its dedicated webpage.

  • BBMRI-ERIC resources from biobanks across Europe available for research on COVID-19 can be found here
  • EATRIS-ERIC resources to advance research on COVID-19 can be found here
  • ECRIN-ERIC provision of COVID-19 related services can be found here
  • INSTRUCT-ERIC structural biology services for COVID-19 research can be found here