In an effort to bring together COVID-19 research, R Concept was set up as the world’s first global research repository that serves as a cross-disciplinary resource for anyone working on COVID-19 and the SARS-CoV-2 virus. A combination of human curation and AI, the platform uses natural language processing to access aggregated, categorized, concept-tagged research papers from preprint servers, journals, and publications. R Concept brings together research on the epidemic that can be used by scientists/labs/institutes/funders and others to connect, collaborate, share insights, and accelerate towards finding a solution for life in a post-COVID world.