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Massive Google-funded COVID database will track variants and immunity. Open repository will give free access to more than 160 million data points with details about individual infections - Nature - 24 February 2021  - The Global Health database

Australian sources

COVID-19 Research Grants Program – WA Health – closing date 8 April 2020

COVID-19: Guidance on clinical trials for institutions, HRECs, researchers and sponsors - Authored by: All State and Territory Departments of Health through the Clinical Trials Project Reference Group, The National Health and Medical Research Council, The Therapeutic Goods Administration

Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry - COVID trials registered

CSIRO Coronavirus and infectious disease research

Coronavirus COVID-19  (2019-nCoV or SARS-CoV-2) Research Data and Web Resources- Curated by Katie Hannan, Data Librarian, CSIRO

NSW Health COVID-19 clinical trial guidance

Supporting clinical trials during the COVID-19 pandemic- Medical Technology Association of Australia, AusBiotech, Medicines Australia

COVID-19 Accelerated Access Initiatives - Pawsey Supercomputing Centre

International sources - COVID-19 studies underway

Core outcome set developers’ response to COVID-19 - Core Outcome Measures in Effectiveness Trials (COMET) - 2 April 2020

Coronavirus: the science explained - UK Research and Innovation

COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19). A Free, Open Resource for the Global Research Community

FDA Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Trials of Medical Products during COVID-19 Pandemic.  Guidance for Industry, Investigators, and Institutional Review Boards - March 2020

Global COVID-19 Clinical Trial Tracker

International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC) - Global Health Network- COVID-19 Clinical Research Resources 

National Institute for Health Research [UK] dashboard showing clinical trials underway on COVID-19

Research Data Alliance (RDA) COVID-19; Recommendations and guidelines

WHO - Global research on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) database

WHO Ethical standards for research during public health emergencies: distilling existing guidance to support COVID-19 R&D


Conducting Clinical Research During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Protecting Scientific Integrity - JAMA - 28 May 2020

Using Controlled Trials to Resolve Key Unknowns About Policy During the COVID-19 Pandemic - JAMA - 28 May 2020

Research on covid-19 is suffering “imperfect incentives at every stage” - BMJ - 28 May 2020

Waste in covid-19 research - BMJ - 12 May 2020

Clinical trials for the prevention and treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): The current state of play - MJA - 27 April 2020​

Creating a Framework for Conducting Randomized Clinical Trials during Disease Outbreaks - NEJM - 2 April 2020

Optimizing the Trade-off Between Learning and Doing in a Pandemic – JAMA – 30 March 2020

Core Outcome Set for Clinical Trials on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COS-COVID) - Engineering (Beijing) - 18 March 2020

Early epidemiological analysis of the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak based on crowdsourced data: a population level - Lancet Digital Health - 20 February 2020

Health research in humanitarian crises: an urgent global imperative - BMJ Global Health - 11 November 2019