Novel coronavirus (79) Global Health Network - Coronavirus knowledge hub

3 March, 2020

Dear Neil,

In continuation to the ongoing discussions in the forum about COVID-19, I thought it might be helpful to share with you the following announcements that I have received from the Global Health Network that you may be of relevance to the members of the forum.

COVID-19 - Coronavirus knowledge hub

The Global Health Network has launched a pop-up Coronavirus Knowledge Hub [ ]. This makes information, data, tools and resources provided by networks, organisations and programmes more easily discoverable and supports generation of evidence to address the many unknowns.

We have now created a specific dashboard for researchers [ ] as well as regional content for Africa and Latin America [ ].


ISARIC activities coronavirus - ISARIC's COVID-19 Resources

In response to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), ISARIC has developed a portfolio of clinical research resources for COVID-19.

ISARIC currently provide resources for:

1. Harmonisation: a Case Record Form (CRF), endorsed by WHO, for standardised clinical data collection to inform local and international public health responses and patient care.

2. Investigation: a Clinical Characterisation Protocol (CCP) to enable clinical data and biological samples to be collected rapidly in a globally-harmonised manner.

3. Evaluation: clinical trial protocols for the formal evaluation of the efficacy and safety of treatments for 2019-nCoV.

Visit ISARIC’s COVID-19 Clinical Research Resources here.

Best regards,

Ghaiath M. A. Hussein, PhD


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HIFA profile: Ghaiath Hussein is a registrar of community medicine and bioethicist by training. His expertise varied from providing assistance for researchers on technical and ethical issues, to editing and developing ethical guidelines and training manuals on research ethics. He has been working in the department of research at the Federal Ministry of Health (Sudan), before being assigned as the Senior Project Officer a MARC (Mapping African Ethics Review Capacity) project managed by COHRED and funded by the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). Currently, he is an assistant professor of bioethics in King Saud University for Health Sciences, King Fahad Medical City Faculty of Medicine. He also provides voluntary ethics teaching and cosultation services for some regional and international organizations, especially on public health ethical issues. acsawy AT