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The current Zika outbreak has caught many by surprise, and in response to it, open approaches are more prominent than usual in research.

Since the topic is also frequently in the news, the public has started to ask questions, including on some Q & A sites.

While a growing number of sites offer information overviews on Zika, there is no central place to go to for information around ongoing and planned research related to Zika. Is there a role for Open Science Q & A to play in this context? Would a separate Q & A for Zika research make sense?

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I see a lot of Tweets using the #ZikaOpen hash tag, but this is not what you asked about: https://twitter.com/hashtag/ZikaOpen
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Yes, the #ZikaOpen hash tag inspired this question.

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We created a Collection about Zika Virus research here at ScienceOpen: https://www.scienceopen.com/collection/zika_virus

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Thanks. My question was about *ongoing* research - I just clarified that above.
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