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Germany's and the EU's position in the global COVID-19 research landscape

Strengthening and sustainably building European resources in the health economy needs a strong base.
However, our analysis of global corona research shows that this foundation is at best rudimentary. While European researchers and institutions are represented at the forefront of the world, the EU research network appears fragmented in that EU countries tend to cooperate with the US and UK rather than with each other. For this study, we looked at the entire global research landscape on COVID-19. The analysis included 11,502 articles from 2,451 journals and 64,827 authors. With 147 countries and 10,979 different institutions included, the analysis covers the entire global network.