Georgetown Data Portal Launched to Support COVID-19 Research at QF and Globally

The COVID Project

The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) has launched the Covid Project, a data portal to support research into the societal, economic, cultural, religious, and political consequences of the pandemic in Qatar and the region. The portal will serve as an important tool for analysis and a deeper understanding of how the pandemic is being experienced in real time, with updates made on a regular basis to a crisis that continues to unfold.

Dr. Mehran Kamrava, the Director of CIRS, said: “As part of Georgetown here in Education City, the Center has built its scholarship on the region and is ideally placed to undertake a project focused on the experience and the needs of Qatar and the Gulf.”  The regularly updated data portal will also feature expert analysis by GU-Q scholars and global experts in economics, political science, health and social policy, through a series of analytical articles, panel discussions, and podcasts.