Building a global network of scientists ready to act when crisis hits
Established in 2022
The International Science Reserve mobilizes the global scientific community to respond to complex crises across borders – such as the next pandemic or climate-related disasters – by establishing an open, global network of scientists and preparing them to act when crisis hits.
Growing a global network of researchers
Recognized by Fast Company as a World Changing Idea, the International Science Reserve has rapidly seeded a network of scientists who are poised to respond to the next big crisis. Over 5,000 scientists have joined from across physical, life, earth, and behavioral sciences, from 100+ countries, seeking highly-focused, intensive, international collaboration needed for global solutions.
Supporting access to open resources
With private and public sector partners, such as IBM, UL Solutions, Google, and Pfizer, and the National Science Foundation, the ISR matches scientists to specialized resources needed during a crisis. This equips experts to respond faster and more effectively with scientific and technical problem-solving.
Practicing for what’s ahead
The International Science Reserve runs online scenario-planning, or readiness exercises, for scientists to explore different ways to apply their existing research to specific crisis situations. By rehearsing what would happen in a real crisis, scientists can work together and build collaboration in advance.