EMB Partnership

The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) is the world’s largest international society of biomedical engineers. Members of this IEEE society pursue research in biotechnology, clinical engineering, micro and nanotechnology, radiology, and robots. During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the biomedical community faces an unprecedented desire to work together to advance new treatments and develop new diagnostic kits, protective equipment, and data analytical tools. 

With the current global challenge of COVID-19, EMBS has provided articles on this pandemic through their journals and the IEEE PULSE Magazine. In addition, EMBS is collaborating with IEEE DataPort to build a data community by encouraging society members to share,  access, and manage COVID-19 data and reporting on COVID-19 research. In coordination of these efforts, the USCD Halicioglu Data Science Institute will also join in this partnership. 

As part of this collaboration with IEEE DataPort, EMBS members are encouraged to upload datasets in the areas of Biomedicine, Graph Networks, Geospatial Data, NLP + /text mining and TCAD. The global technical community is also invited to upload, analyze, and share their COVID-19 related data on IEEE DataPort. All participants and data uploaders in this effort will have the opportunity to connect with IEEE EMBS members as well as other data owners on IEEE DataPort to advance data analysis and interpretation. All COVID-19 data uploaded on IEEE DataPort will be Open Access and available for free to all the public. 

To participate in this collaborative initiative or to find out more information about the IEEE EMBS-IEEE DataPort collaboration, please contact covid19@embs.org.