Coronavirus (359) COVID-19 study register

7 April, 2020

Dear HIFA members,

Cochrane launched today its COVID-19 Study Register - a register with primary research studies on COVID-19.

The aim of the register is to support rapid evidence synthesis by all systematic review producers, including Cochrane's work on Rapid Reviews in response to COVID-19. The register helps systematic reviewers prioritize topics, identify available evidence, and produce urgently needed reviews for front-line health professionals, public health policymakers, and research teams developing new therapeutic, diagnostic, and preventive interventions for COVID-19.

The new COVID-19 Study Register will be continually updated with human studies on COVID-19. More background information about the register can be found here:

Please direct any questions or comments about Cochrane's COVID-19 Study Register to

With best wishes,


Sylvia de Haan

Head of External Affairs & Geographic Groups’ Support

Chief Executive’s Office

Cochrane Central Executive

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