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International Science Reserve

International Science Reserve
During this stage, the ISR mobilizes the scientific community and engage in readiness exercises.

During this stage, the ISR mobilizes the scientific community and engage in readiness exercises.

Scientists submit proposals and the ISR connects them to resources to accelerate their work.

Scientists submit proposals and the ISR connects them to resources to accelerate their work.

We continue to share knowledge resulting from the accepted proposals.

We continue to share knowledge resulting from the accepted proposals.

Established in 2022, The International Science Reserve (ISR) is a global network of open communities of discovery that brings together specialized resources from across the globe to prepare for and augment response to complex and urgent global crises.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, science in a time of crisis is not “science as usual,” and no individual country can handle the impact of a transnational crisis. Such threats do not recognize national borders and require a highly focused intensive effort by the world’s best scientific experts without the encumbrance of government, institutional bureaucracies, or corporate agendas.

In this video, Nicholas Dirks, President, and CEO of, New York Academy of Sciences, and Dario Gil, Senior Vice President, IBM Research, introduce the International Science Reserve.

The New York Academy of Sciences is the coordinating hub of the ISR. We are responsible for establishing the ISR’s scientific network, identifying and securing critical resources, and overseeing the ISR throughout all stages of its work.

The Academy works closely with the ISR Executive Board, members, collaborators, and the scientific community. We are generously supported by our partners.

To learn more about the International Science Reserve, visit the ISR website

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The ISR website is the place to:

  • Get an overview of the ISR and how it operates.
  • Learn about in-scope crises and crisis-specific learnings.
  • Join the community to stay updated and to get involved.

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