In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we established COVID-KOP, a new knowledgebase integrating the existing Reasoning Over Biomedical Objects linked in Knowledge Oriented Pathways (ROBOKOP) biomedical knowledge graph with information from recent biomedical literature on COVID-19 annotated in the CORD-19 collection. COVID-KOP can be used effectively to generate new hypotheses concerning repurposing of known drugs and clinical drug candidates against COVID-19 by establishing respective confirmatory pathways of drug action.

Availability and implementation

COVID-KOP is freely accessible at For code and instructions for the original ROBOKOP, see:

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