The recent declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation has prompted us to make the relevant Data, Research and Resources at the Vinod Scaria Lab at CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB) in an open format to ensure that they are widely accessible as well as relevant. The programme would embrace the concepts of open-source and open access.

Research at the COVID-19 Open 

COVID-19 Genome Analysis Summaries

  • The Genome Analysis Summaries provides systematic analysis summaries of  genetic sequence variants in SARS-nCoV-2 genomes from across the world to understand whether the efficiency of diagnostics could be impacted by genetic variants. [COVID-19 GENOME WATCHPOST
  • GENETIC DIVERSITY OF INDIAN SARS-NCOV-2 ISOLATES 15/05/2020 Credits:  Inforgraphics: Bani Jolly Data Source: GISAID Acknowledge data submitted from NIMHANS Bengaluru, NCDC Delhi, ICMR NIV Pune, NIBMG Kalyani, GBRC Gandhinagar and Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad Methods and Resources ...
    Posted May 14, 2020, 8:20 AM by Vinod Scaria
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Poojary M, Shantaraman A, Jolly B, Scaria V
Research Reports (2020) Accepted [reprint]

Banu S, Jolly B, Mukherjee M, Singh P, Khan S, Zaveri L, Shambhavi S, Gaur N, Mishra RK, Scaria V, Sowpati DT
bioRxiv 2020.05.31.126136; doi: [preprint]

Jolly B, Scaria V
Computational Analysis and Phylogenetic clustering of SARS-nCov-2 Genomes
[protocol preprint]

Jain A, Rophina M, Mahajan S, Krishnan BB, Sharma M, Mandal S, Fernandez T, Sultanji S, Mathew S, Sivasubbu S, Scaria V
bioRxiv 2020.08.05.238618; doi: [Preprint]

The following Projects are open and currently underway. The datasets and results are also listed appropriately. 

The aim of the project would be to compile all primers/probes for screening and diagnosis of SARS CoV-2 infection from across the world. [Project Data and Details]

The aim of the project is to use public data of SARS CoV-2 genomes for understanding the genetic epidemiology of the epidemic.

The aim of the project is to develop methods and approaches to accurately model the epidemic in India and also assess the impact of early interventions. [Project Data and Details]

Compendium of Potential Coronavirus Therapeutics
The compendium provide a ready reference to analyse inhibitors and chemical landscapes of corona-virus inhibitors reported in public domain. [Project Data and Details]

COVID19CONNECT is an application integrating recent information, resources and a platform to connect citizens, patients, clinicians and researchers during the COVID19 epidemic in India. [Mobile App for Android[Web Application]

The COVID-19 and Rare Diseases initiative aims to quantify the effect of COVID-19 on Rare Disease patients. [Blog Post] [Questionnaire]


Volunteers are expected to contribute at least 2-3 hours daily on individual projects and mainly involved in systematically organizing and analysis of data. These are the typical projects types where we expect volunteers to contribute: a) Data Curation, b) Computational Epidemiology and Modeling, c) Bio and Cheminformatics. Please join in with a brief description of your skills and motivation at