The COVIPENDIUM, a living paper on the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), provides a structured compilation of scientific data about the virus, the disease and its control. Its objective is to help scientists identify the most relevant publications on COVID-19 in the mass of information that appears every day. It is also expected to foster a global understanding of disease control and stimulate transdisciplinary initiatives. This living paper is updated on a weekly basis. It is an initiative of the journal Transciplinary Insights.