These resources are available to researchers who want to contribute to the understanding of, and response to, the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. There are a range of areas covered by this call including health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the outbreak. Full details can be found here: https://www.ukri.org/files/funding/UKRI-computational-resources-COVID-19/
The Northern Intensive Computing Environment is on this list, even though it is not yet commissioned. Requests requiring the unique systems architecture of NICE would be used to advocate for temporary access to complete the installation thereby making this exciting new resource available to further our understanding of Covid-19 and its impact.