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Coronavirus resources
Compiled: 4th March 2020
Last update: 25 April 2022

The list of resources was put together during the planning stage of the COVID-19: a living systematic map of the evidence and has been updated as new resources have emerged. We do not claim that this is an exhaustive list, or that the content of every resource is accurate. The list simply aims to help those looking for research on COVID-19, and users should assess for themselves the relevance and reliability of each source.  We have compiled the list based on resources known to our project team members as well as consulting the following sources:

Evidence Aid Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources -

Highland Health Sciences Library: Coronavirus resources -

Public Health England Knowledge & Library Services - Finding the evidence: Coronavirus

Expert searching email discussion group -

European Association of Health Information and Libraries email discussion group



Last updated

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COVID-19 databases (including living maps and trial trackers)

Cochrane COVID-19 study register



Daily searches of and PubMed, weekly searches of the WHO's International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP), Embase, medRxiv and monthly searches of CENTRAL  – see website About section for further details.

Annotated collection of human studies on COVID-19, including interventional, observational, diagnostic, prognostic, epidemiological, qualitative and economic designs.

COVID-19: A living systematic map of the evidence



Content was derived from Embase and MEDLINE searches to begin with, but it now operates from an automated surveillance of the Microsoft Academic dataset. Further details available in the About section of the map.

From NIHR Policy Research Programme Reviews Facility, a collaboration between the EPPI-Centre, CRD and LSHTM.

COVID-19 Best Evidence Front Door

15 Dec 2021


Unclear – website states collected from trusted sources including the Cochrane Collaboration and Michigan Critical Care Collaborative Network.

Database of highly-reliable meta-analyses, literature syntheses, and clinical guidelines on COVID-19. 350 documents currently. Provided by The Taubman Health Sciences Library and the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan.

COVID-19 Evidence Reviews

03 April 2022


Searches of LitCovid, COVID-19 Portfolio Search, WHO COVID database, CEBM Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service, Cochrane, ECRI COVID-19 Center, National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools, McMaster University, INHATA member organizations, PROSPERO, CEBM Questions Under Review, and Cochrane COVID Rapid Reviews.

Catalog of COVID-19 related reviews provided by the VA Evidence Synthesis Program. Includes completed and in progress reviews by evidence synthesis groups from US and around the world. Those meeting minimum quality standards and living reviews are tagged for easier identification.

COVID-19 Research Articles Downloadable Database

09 Oct 2020


Systematic searches of various bibliographic databases and hand searching selected grey literature sources. See website under methodology for full details of search strategies used and sources searched.

Provided by The Stephen B. Thacker CDC Library.

NB: Content up to 9 October 2020 only available via this website. The database has now merged with the WHO COVID-19 database.

COVID-19 Research Project Tracker

25 April 2022


Live database of funded COVID-19 research projects from around the world from UK Collaborative on Development Research (UKCDR) and Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Diseases Preparedness (GLoPID-R).

COVID-19 TrialsTracker

22 Nov 2020


Weekly download of WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) COVID-19 dataset.

From the DataLab and Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Oxford.

COVID-19 vaccine development pipeline

11 April 2022


WHO COVID-19 vaccine landscape document, Milken Institute COVID-19 Treatment and Vaccine Tracker,, PubMed, medRxiv

Developed by the Vaccine Centre at LSHTM to follow COVID-19 vaccine candidates as they progress through the development pipeline. Living review now available with additional searches of PubMed and medRxiv to identify articles reporting results from human clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine candidates.


01 Feb 2022


Searches of L.OVE platform, WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) and Protocol here

A living database of planned, ongoing and completed trials of interventions to treat and prevent COVID-19.


15 April 2022


Searches of L.OVE platform, Cochrane COVID study register, Retraction Watch database, WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP), European Medicines Agency and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approvals website.    Latest protocol

Living mapping of ongoing research on COVID-19 and a living synthesis of published trials.

IPPO Living Map of Social Science Systematic Reviews

25 March 2022


ER-Web, PubMed, COVID-19 Evidence Reviews Database, Epistemonikos.

Further details listed in: about this map

Living mapping of social science systematic reviews


Updated daily



Curated literature hub containing articles from PubMed on 2019 novel Coronavirus. Categorised by research topic and geographic location. 244,199 articles 25/04/2022.

Living Overview of the Evidence: Coronavirus COVID-19



Searches of various databases including Epistimonkos, PubMed,, ISRCTN – full list of sources and methods described here

9977 systematic reviews and 266,144 primary studies, 25/04/2022.

Living systematic review of COVID-19 registered clinical trials



Weekly searches of WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform – see protocol

From the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO). Aiming to summarise the characteristics of COVID-19 clinical trial registrations. Baseline results of living systematic review and interactive visualisation available.

Living systematic review of mental health in COVID-19



Searches of MEDLINE (Ovid), PsycINFO (Ovid), CINAHL, EMBASE (Ovid), Web of Science, China National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang databases, and various trial registers – see protocol


LIVIVO COVID-19 Collection



Sources searched to populate the collection.

Search portal containing around 50000 studies on COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2. Also see Preprint database containing COVID-19 related preprints from sources such as medRxiv, bioRxiv, ResearchSquare.

NIHR Innovation Observatory

Updated daily


Searches of, WHO ICTRP, EU Clinical Trials Register, CHiCTR, China Trial Registries, GlobalData, Foundation for Innovation New Diagnostics

Database of ongoing clinical trials of therapies and diagnostic tests relating to COVID-19.

Norwegian Institute of Public Health systematic and living map on COVID-19 evidence

09 Feb 2021


Screened results of weekly searches of MEDLINE and Embase provided by the Eppi-Center and weekly search of Scopus. See here

Map of publications on COVID-19 categorised into specific topics, population groups and publications types. 

Health Security Agency Strategic Framework for COVID-19

16 Dec 2021



Register of UKHSA led studies since February 2020. Access via PHE Finding the Evidence: Coronavirus page - scroll down to 4th heading “Public Health Strategic Framework for COVID-19”

UNCOVER Register of Reviews




Register of completed COVID-19 evidence reviews from around the world provided by UNCOVER (Usher Network for COVID-19 Evidence Reviews). 7,212 reviews 25/04/2022

WHO COVID-19 Database

Updated daily (Mon-Fri)


Searches of bibliographic databases, hand searching, and expert-referred scientific articles. Multiple search strategies under continual revision are used.

559,358 citations on COVID-19 06/04/2022. Search via new interface or all references are available to download into Excel or reference management software.

Other relevant databases

Global Health and CAB Abstracts




Public health database containing coronavirus collection (not open access).

GIDEON (Global Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Online Network)




Infectious diseases database via Ovid (not open access).

COVID-19 datasets

COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19)

Updated daily


"COVID-19" OR Coronavirus OR "Corona virus" OR "2019-nCoV" OR "SARS-CoV" OR "MERS-CoV" OR “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome” OR “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome” used to search PubMed PMC and bioRxiv and medRxiv pre-prints.

Free resource of over 280,000 scholarly articles, some with full text, about COVID-19 and the coronavirus family of viruses. From PubMed PMC, WHO, bioRxiv and medRxiv pre-prints.

COVID-19 Open Research Dataset Challenge (CORD-19)

01 April 2022


As above

Datasets and notebooks for an AI challenge using the above dataset.

Rapid reviews

Cochrane COVID Rapid Reviews




9 completed rapid reviews, 1 in progress

Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group




9 Summaries of Cochrane Reviews from EPOC and other groups relevant to COVID-19.

ECRI COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Assessments




Collection of evidence assessments undertaken by Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI) on clinical topics relating to COVID-19.

Living Evidence Repository for COVID-19




Preliminary reports and systematic reviews published by COVID-19 L·OVE group.

McMaster NCCMT COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews




Collection of research questions for rapid evidence reviews currently in development with links to final reviews once complete.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)




Collection of COVID-19 rapid guidelines and rapid evidence summaries produced by NICE.

NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West




Collection of evidence reviews both in progress and complete, by teams of researchers from various research groups across England.

Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service




Collection of rapid reviews in response to questions from GPs on COVID-19.

UK Health Security Agency Guide to Rapid Reviews

April 2022



Useful guide to sources of rapid reviews detailing content, search features and approach of each resource.

UKHSA Covid-19 Rapid Reviews




Completed and in progress rapid reviews by PHE COVID-19 Evidence Team.

UNCOVER (Usher Network for COVid-19 Evidence Reviews)




Rapid reviews completed in short time-scales by Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh.

Evidence briefings

COVID-I9 Alert – UKHSA Knowledge and Library Service




UKHSA Knowledge and Library Services produce a daily alert containing links to research and news on the latest coronavirus outbreak. Contains latest research articles and news from government departments. See under tab ‘Keeping up to date’. Email to be put on mailing list.

Epistemonikos Foundation COVID-19 Blog

26 June 2020



Evidence-based answers.

Evidence Aid Coronavirus evidence collection

28 February 2020



Plain language summaries of high quality research within the categories of diagnostics and epidemiology, health and social care systems and services, infection prevention and control, social consequences of pandemic and treatment.

Institute of Development Studies Health Evidence Summaries

10 May 2021



Daily summaries of COVID-19 research to support DFID and UK government response.

McMaster COVID-19 Evidence Alerts



Searches of MEDLINE

Daily alerts of articles from MEDLINE relating to COVID-19 clinical care, critically appraised and assessed for clinical relevance by researchers and clinicians from McMaster University.

Office for National Statistics COVID-19 roundup



Summary of insights into latest ONS data and analysis on COVID-19 and effects on society and economy. Sign-up available for daily email alerts.

UKHSA Behavioural Science Reference Cell Literature Report

22 April 2022



Weekly report of latest research on COVID-19 relating to behavioural science – see under tab ‘Keeping up to date’

UKHSA Covid-19 Literature Digest

04 March 2022 [now discontinued]



Digest of new COVID-19 evidence (articles, pre-prints etc.) published three times a week. Evidence organised into themes (Serology and immunology, diagnostics and genomics, epidemiology and clinical, infection control, treatment, and modelling). See under tab ‘Keeping up to date’

UKHSA Knowledge and Library Service Weekly Care Homes Evidence Digest

24 March 2022


Searches of Covid-19 review repositories, PHE Covid-19 evidence digest, Ovid Medline and Embase, Social Care Online, medRxiv and various websites.

Weekly digest of evidence on prevention and control of COVID-19 in home care/care home settings. See under tab ‘Keeping up to date’

The Strategy Unit

02 Oct 2020


See individual summaries for sources searched. Search strategies can be viewed via the live search links. Searches are “pragmatic and specific rather than comprehensive and sensitive”.

Evidence summaries on covid-19 related topics (8 so far on care homes, lifting restrictions, rehab, screening and testing, broader impacts, impacts on non-covid services, prospective population studies, inequalities). Also includes live evidence searches for each topic and weekly alerting service for new evidence on each topic.  

Auto-searches in other databases

bioRxiv / med Rxiv preprints

23,164 hits




COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 preprints from medRxiv and bioRxiv (not peer reviewed).

CADTH COVID-19 search strings



See website

Search strategies for use in PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase, LitCovid, and Scopus, developed by information specialists at the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Healthcare (CADTH).

7,867 hits 25/04/2022


"wuhan coronavirus" in condition field (automatically searches for these terms in addition: COVID, SARS-CoV-2, 2019 novel coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2)


Elsevier – ScienceDirect

24,003 hits 25/04/2022


Coronavirus OR "Corona virus" OR "2019-nCoV" OR "SADS-CoV" OR "SARS-CoV" OR "MERS-CoV" OR “Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome” OR “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome” (in title, abstract or author-specified keywords)

Options to further filter results. Free access to the most relevant research on COVID-19 and related viruses.

Elsevier - SSRN

Upwards of 12,939 hits as of 18/02/2022 – number no longer identifiable.



Preprints (not peer-reviewed) articles on COVID-19. Free to download articles.

See also SSRN Interdisciplinary Coronavirus and Infectious Disease Related Research9,645 hits 25/04/2022


271,095 hits



covid-19 OR sars-ncov OR coronavirus OR mers-cov

From GIDIF-RBM (the Italian Association of Health Librarian and Information Specialists)

EU Clinical Trials Register

707 hits





MEDLINE (Ovid)/Journals@Ovid

250,148 hits




Ovid Discovery

About 861,000 hits 25/04/2022


(Coronavirus OR 2019-nCoV OR nCoV OR COVID-19)

Searches following resources:




LWW Journals & Books


Open Research Library



Options for further filtering of results.


Updated daily



3,631 hits 25/04/2022



12 hits




(((coronavirus or corona-virus) AND (wuhan or beijing or shanghai or Italy or South-Korea or korea or China or Chinese or 2019-nCoV or nCoV or COVID-19 or Covid19 or SARS-CoV* or SARSCov2 or ncov)) OR (pneumonia AND Wuhan) or "COVID-19" or "2019-nCoV" or "SARS-CoV" or SARSCOV2 or 2019-nCov or "2019 coronavirus" or "2019 corona virus" or covid19 or ncov OR "novel corona virus" or "new corona virus" or "nouveau corona virus" or "2019 corona virus" OR "novel coronavirus" or "new coronavirus" or "nouveau coronavirus" or "2019 coronavirus" OR (MeSH DESCRIPTOR Coronavirus Infections EXPLODE ALL TREES) OR ((MeSH DESCRIPTOR Coronavirus EXPLODE ALL TREES) AND (wuhan or beijing or shanghai or Italy or South-Korea or korea or China or Chinese or 2019-nCoV or nCoV or COVID-19 or Covid19 or SARS-CoV* or SARSCov2 or ncov))) NOT Animal:DB


(((coronavirus or corona-virus) AND (wuhan or beijing or shanghai or Italy or South-Korea or korea or China or Chinese or 2019-nCoV or nCoV or COVID-19 or Covid19 or SARS-CoV* or SARSCov2 or ncov)) OR (pneumonia AND Wuhan) or "COVID-19" or "2019-nCoV" or "SARS-CoV" or SARSCOV2 or 2019-nCov or "2019 coronavirus" or "2019 corona virus" or covid19 or ncov OR "novel corona virus" or "new corona virus" or "nouveau corona virus" or "2019 corona virus" OR "novel coronavirus" or "new coronavirus" or "nouveau coronavirus" or "2019 coronavirus" OR (MeSH DESCRIPTOR Coronavirus Infections EXPLODE ALL TREES) OR ((MeSH DESCRIPTOR Coronavirus EXPLODE ALL TREES) AND (wuhan or beijing or shanghai or Italy or South-Korea or korea or China or Chinese or 2019-nCoV or nCoV or COVID-19 or Covid19 or SARS-CoV* or SARSCov2 or ncov))) AND Animal:DB

Auto-searches for human or animal systematic review protocols relating to COVID-19. Additional filtering by topic area available. PROSPERO is fast tracking any registrations of systematic reviews relating to COVID-19.


250,618 hits 25/04/2022


2019-nCoV OR 2019nCoV OR COVID-19 OR SARS-CoV-2 OR ((wuhan AND coronavirus) AND 2019/12[PDAT]:2030[PDAT])

See: MESH supplementary concept  of "severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2" (and mapped to heading Betacoronavirus)  is also picked up by the following entry terms:


2019 novel coronavirus


COVID-19 virus

COVID19 virus



Wuhan coronavirus

Wuhan seafood market pneumonia virus

coronavirus disease 2019 virus

Social Care Online

1465 hits




COVID-19 research relating to social care and social work.


331,571 hits



TITLE-ABS-KEY (“Wuhan coronavirus” OR “Wuhan seafood market pneumonia virus” OR “COVID19*” OR “COVID-19*” OR “COVID-2019*” OR “coronavirus disease 2019” OR “SARS-CoV-2” OR sars2 OR “2019-nCoV” OR “2019 novel coronavirus” OR “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2” OR “2019 novel coronavirus infection” OR “coronavirus disease 2019” OR “coronavirus disease-19” OR “novel coronavirus” OR coronavirus OR “SARS-CoV-2019” OR “SARS-CoV-19”)

Advanced search > enter the above as a query string and limit to years 2020, 2021, 2022

From GIDIF-RBM (the Italian Association of Health Librarian and Information Specialists)



10,897 hits




Population: covid-19 or "novel coronavirus"

Search string recommended in Trip blog

Web of Science Core collection


284,339 hits (Science Citation Index)



TS=(“Wuhan coronavirus” OR “Wuhan seafood market pneumonia virus” OR “COVID19*” OR “COVID-19*” OR “COVID-2019*” OR “coronavirus disease 2019” OR “SARS-CoV-2” OR SARS2 OR “2019-nCoV” OR “2019 novel coronavirus” OR “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2” OR “2019 novel coronavirus infection” OR “coronavirus disease 2019” OR “coronavirus disease-19” OR “novel coronavirus” OR coronavirus OR “SARS-CoV-2019” OR “SARS-CoV-19”)

Advanced search > search in: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED) --1900-present > custom year range 2020-2022

GIDIF-RBM (the Italian Association of Health Librarian and Information Specialists) via this link

WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform

14,070 records




All COVID-19 studies in the registry are available to download as csv or xml file.




Last updated


Journal / Publisher Collections




Research, news, editorials, opinion pieces from BMJ collections (including BMJ speciality journals) relating to COVID-19

BMJ Best Practice


07 April 2022


Overview of coronaviruses

17 Aug 2020

Links to related sections on MERS, SARS

Management of coexisting conditions in the context of COVID-19

12 April 2022


Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews


COVID-19: critical care

22 March 2022

Cochrane reviews relevant to management of people hospitalized with severe acute respiratory infections. Updated on an ongoing basis.

COVID-19: infection control and prevention measures

09 March 2022

Cochrane reviews relevant to prevention of infection. Updated on an ongoing basis.

COVID-19: effective options for quitting smoking during the pandemic

08 June 2021

Cochrane reviews relevant to quitting smoking. Updated on an ongoing basis.

COVID-19: regional anaesthesia to reduce drug use in anaesthesia and avoid aerosol generation

05 Jan 2021

Cochrane reviews relevant to regional anaesthesia. Updated on an ongoing basis.

COVID-19: remote care through telehealth

29 July 2021

Cochrane reviews relevant to telehealth. Updated on an ongoing basis.

COVID-19: optimizing health in the home workspace

08 June 2021

Cochrane reviews relevant to maintaining health and wellbeing when working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Updated on an ongoing basis.

COVID-19: support for wellbeing in the healthcare workforce

02 Feb 2022

Cochrane reviews on interventions that may help support the wellbeing of the healthcare workforce and reduce occupational stress. Updated on an ongoing basis.

COVID-19: evidence relevant to clinical rehabilitation

06 Jan 2021

Cochrane reviews relating to rehabilitation interventions for people recovering from COVID-19 with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and pulmonary restrictive syndrome, post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), post-extubation swallowing disorders, multiple organ failure and shock, PTSD.

Cochrane COVID reviews

9 March 2022

Cochrane reviews (completed and in progress) relating to COVID-19.



COVID-19 Information Portal from EBSCO.



10 Nov 2021

Guidance and clinical information, access to research articles in Elsevier journals.  Some information from China, including some in Chinese, from sources including the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  Also includes official guidance from a number of countries.

Emerald Publishing



Expert briefings, journal articles, book chapters, relating to Coronaviruses and epidemics more broadly.  The scope of research topics range from areas such as legal and ethical lessons from SARS in 2003, to public health approaches to global issues, and impacts of SARS on tourism.

JAMA Network


22 April 2022


Joanna Briggs Institute



Free access to collections of systematic reviews by JBI relevant to challenges of COVID-19 pandemic.

The Lancet


22 April 2022

Lancet content on COVID-19.

Mary Ann Liebert


01 Dec 2020

Several free articles on coronaviruses from journal Health Security.

The New England Journal of Medicine


20 April 2022


Oxford Academic Journals



OUP journal articles, book chapters on coronavirus and related topics



24 Jan 2022

Medical, social, and behavioural science articles from SAGE Publishing relating to COVID-19

Springer Nature




Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene



6 articles relating to outbreak of coronavirus. New articles to be added in future.



22 April 2022


Wolters Kluwer






24 Feb 2022

Literature review on Coronaviruses.


22 April 2022

Literature review on COVID-19.

Publication lists



08 Nov 2020

Downloadable bibliography of COVID-19 articles relating to addiction compiled by Addiction journal. Updated weekly.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


17 Dec 2021

CDC COVID-19 Science Updates – produced twice a week containing brief summaries of new COVID-19-related studies 

Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies COVID-19 Scientific Resources


08 May 2020

Provided by the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian studies, the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID). Aims to inform governments, humanitarian organisations and media representatives on the latest evidence on the COVID-19 virus. Publications listed according to date.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


24 March 2022


China Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Tracking the Epidemic


25 April 2022

Numbers of cases and deaths. (English)

CIDRAP – Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy


March 2022

Bibliography, recent news, online resources on Covid-19

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control


22 April 2022





Real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats. Click on settings to change location. List view shows more details of each alert in a given location.

Imperial College London COVID-19 Response Team



All output from the Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team, including publicly published online reports, planning tools, scientific resources, publications and video updates. 

John Hopkins University CSSE



Real-time visualisation and tracking of reported cases of 2019-nCoV. Related blog post

The New Humanitarian


27 Dec 2021

Article tracking the global response to coronavirus outbreak.

Office for National Statistics (UK)


22 April 2022

Latest datasets, articles and compendiums relating to COVID-19




24 April 2022

Global reporting of COVID-19



25 April 2022

Estimated current numbers based on statistics and projections from official organizations including the UN Population Division, World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), and World Bank.

Guidelines - compilations

COVID19 Recommendations



A living catalogue of COVID-19 clinical, public health and health policy guidelines from key organisations around the world. Aimed at decision-makers looking to identify relevant recommendations for their question of interest. 

Database of public health guidance on COVID-19


16 Dec 2021

Collection of UK and international public health guidelines compiled by HTA team at the Health Information and Quality Authority, Ireland.

ECRI COVID-19 Clinical Guidelines


Jan 2021

Guidelines from nationally and internationally recognized medical organizations and medical specialty societies, evaluated by the ECRI Guidelines Trust team.




Compilation of links to international and government-sponsored guidelines from several countries and regions around the world.

Guidelines – additional (not referenced in guideline compilations above)

Australian Medical Association


28 Feb 2020


Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress 



Factsheets/guidance on wellbeing of people during coronavirus outbreak.




Regularly updated social and behaviour change tools and resources on COVID-19.

Evidence aid – guidelines on Novel Coronavirus

Chinese guidelines

04 August 2021

Compiled by Lanzhou University.

Italian guidelines

05 March 2020

Compiled by Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group Italy.

Japanese guidelines

04 August 2021

Compiled by Bukkyo University.

Health Protection Scotland


19 April 2022

Information and guidance on COVID-19 for Scotland.

Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare


April 2022

Website available in English. Information and guidance on COVID-19 from Japan.

Joanna Briggs Institute



JBI evidence summaries on infection prevention and control relating to COVID-19.

Korean (South) Ministry of Health


25 April 2022

Some guidance information in English on COVID-19.

New Zealand Ministry of Health


24 Feb 2022

Factsheets and guidance for health professionals on COVID-19.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control


02 April 2022


The Transplantation Society


08 June 2020

Guidance on Coronavirus disease 2019 for transplant clinicians.

Background/Additional sources

5Minute Consult


April 2021

Summary info on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).



24 Jan 2022

ALNAP is a network of humanitarian organisations. Their COVID 19 Response Portal contains guidelines, tools, papers and lessons learnt.

Campaign for Social Sciences COVID-19 hub



Social science research and policy hub. Includes links to COVID-19 resources from universities, research institutions, think-tanks and learned societies.

Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH)

Covid site

25 Jan 2022

Research related to COVID-19 from CADTH and other organizations.

Grey literature sources

23 April 2021

Curated list of freely available evidence-based sources of grey literature for health professionals, librarians and researchers. Prioritizes Canadian resources and high quality rapid knowledge syntheses. List also available to download as a report in Word.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention



Main CDC website for COVID-19.

COVID-END guide to resources



Provided by the COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-making (COVID-END) with resources to support decision-makers,  resources for researchers,  and an inventory of best evidence syntheses.

EBSCO Dynamed


22 April 2022

Evidence-based content on COVID-19 for practicing clinicians.

Economics Observatory



Database of planned, ongoing and completed research by economists on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on families, workers, firms, and society. Filtering of results by topic and country available.

Evidence Synthesis Ireland


26 Mar 2020

COVID-19 Evidence Synthesis Resources

Global Health Network



COVID-19 research implementation and knowledge hub to help research teams find support, tools, resources and guidance to aid their studies.

The Health Foundation


Feb 2022

Health Foundation COVID-19 content - blogs, reports, briefings, charts. Includes COVID-19 policy tracker - description and timeline of national policy and health system responses to COVID-19 in England, and COVID-19 chart series exploring the various impacts of the pandemic.

HESG COVID study database



UK Health Economists’ Study Group has set up a database of studies relating to COVID-19 to support research prioritisation.

International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC)



ISARIC provides a collaborative platform through which global, patient‐oriented clinical studies can be developed, executed and shared.

John Hopkins Center for Health Security


21 April 2022

Covid-19 resources for public health, clinical, and public policy practitioners.

Lippincott Nursing Center


04 Feb 2022

Summary information for nurses

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine



News, events, publications, videos etc. from LSHTM on COVID-19



22 Feb 2022

Reports, summaries of evidence, policy and practice measures relating to the impact of COVID-19 on long-term care. UK and international.

MEDBOX rapid response toolbox



Collection of the most important guidelines and resources, situation reports, communication tools, laboratory guidance, etc., including documents important for Infection & Prevention Control IPC, risk communication or Prevention & Preparedness.

Microsoft Academic


16 March 2020

Explains services from Microsoft Academic relating to COVID-19, including COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) – see above under COVID-19 datasets.

NCBI Insights



Genome information

NIHR Urgent Public Health COVID-19 studies


COVID-19 studies in progress across the UK

Nuffield Foundation


Feb 2022

Current ongoing social policy research projects relating to COVID-19 funded by Nuffield Foundation

PHE Daily Status Updates



Daily status updates on number of UK cases

Prevent Epidemics


14 Feb 2022

Website by Resolve to Save Lives providing country-level data on epidemic preparedness.

Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE)


8 April 2022

Scientific evidence supporting the UK government response to COVID-19.

UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence


24 June 2020

Blogs, briefing papers and webinars on issues in housing relating to the current pandemic.


Health topic: coronavirus

14 June 2021

Main WHO website for coronaviruses.


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