OverCOVID: an integrative web portal for SARS-CoV-2 bioinformatics resources

J Integr Bioinform. 2021 Mar 19;18(1):9-17. doi: 10.1515/jib-2020-0046.


Outbreaks of COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is still a threat to global human health. In order to understand the biology of SARS-CoV-2 and developing drug against COVID-19, a vast amount of genomic, proteomic, interatomic, and clinical data is being generated, and the bioinformatics researchers produced databases, webservers and tools to gather those publicly available data and provide an opportunity of analyzing such data. However, these bioinformatics resources are scattered and researchers need to find them from different resources discretely. To facilitate researchers in finding the resources in one frame, we have developed an integrated web portal called OverCOVID (http://bis.zju.edu.cn/overcovid/). The publicly available webservers, databases and tools associated with SARS-CoV-2 have been incorporated in the resource page. In addition, a network view of the resources is provided to display the scope of the research. Other information like SARS-CoV-2 strains is visualized and various layers of interaction resources is listed in distinct pages of the web portal. As an integrative web portal, the OverCOVID will help the scientist to search the resources and accelerate the clinical research of SARS-CoV-2.

Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; bioinformatics resources; coronavirus.

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19*
  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Humans
  • Internet*
  • Proteomics
  • SARS-CoV-2