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Resources relating to COVID-19

Coronavirus resources
Compiled: 4th March 2020
Last update: 01st March 2021

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 - https://www.evidenceaid.org/coronavirus-resources/

Highland Health Sciences Library: Coronavirus resources - https://libguides.uhi.ac.uk/hhsl/Coronavirus

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

Expert searching email discussion group - https://pss.mlanet.org/mailman/listinfo/expertsearching_pss.mlanet.org

European Association of Health Information and Libraries email discussion group http://eahil.eu/

 

Resource

Last updated

Search strategy available?

Search details

Notes

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

Cochrane COVID-19 study register

daily

Y

Daily searches of ClinicalTrials.gov 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

weekly

Y

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

02 Feb 2021

N

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. 351 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

26 Feb 2021

N

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

Y

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

26 Feb 2021

   

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

01 March 2021

Y

WHO COVID-19 vaccine landscape document, Milken Institute COVID-19 Treatment and Vaccine Tracker, ClinicalTrials.gov, 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.

COVID-evidence

22 Feb 2021

Y

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

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

COVID-NMA

26 Feb 2021

Y

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.

CYTEL map of ongoing clinical trials

26 Feb 2021

Y

WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform, European Clinical Trials Registry, clinicaltrials.gov, Chinese Clinical Trial Registry, German Clinical Trials registry, Japan Primary Registries Network, Iranian Clinical Trial Registry, and Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry.

2708 trials

LitCovid

Updated daily

N

 

Curated literature hub containing articles from PubMed on 2019 novel Coronavirus. Categorised by research topic and geographic location. 103,964 articles 01/03/2021.

Living Overview of the Evidence: Coronavirus COVID-19

daily

y

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

4420 systematic reviews and 118,685 primary studies, 01/03/2021

Living systematic review of COVID-19 registered clinical trials

Weekly

Y

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

28 Feb 2021

Y

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

?

N

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

N

Searches of ClinicalTrials.gov, 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

Y

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. 

Public Health England COVID-19 Register

29 Oct 2020

na

na

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

UNCOVER Register of Reviews

 

na

na

Register of completed COVID-19 evidence reviews from around the world provided by UNCOVER (Usher Network for COVID-19 Evidence Reviews). 3,227 reviews 01/03/2021.

WHO COVID-19 Database

Updated daily (Mon-Fri)

N

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

161,482 citations on COVID-19 01/03/2021. 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

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na

na

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

GIDEON (Global Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Online Network)

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na

na

Infectious diseases database via Ovid (not open access).

COVID-19 datasets

COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19)

Updated daily

Y

"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)

23 Feb 2020

Y

As above

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

Rapid reviews

Cochrane COVID Rapid Reviews

na

na

 

8 completed rapid reviews, 3 in progress

Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care Group

na

na

 

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

ECRI COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Assessments

na

na

 

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

Living Evidence Repository for COVID-19

na

na

 

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

McMaster NCCMT COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews

na

na

 

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)

na

na

 

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

NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West

na

na

 

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

Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service

na

na

 

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

Public Health England Guide to Rapid Reviews

Dec 2020

na

 

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

Public Health England Rapid Reviews

na

na

 

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

UNCOVER (Usher Network for COVid-19 Evidence Reviews)

na

na

 

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

Evidence briefings

COVID-I9 Alert – PHE Knowledge and Library Service

Daily

N

 

PHE 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 libraries@phe.gov.uk to be put on mailing list.

Epistemonikos Foundation COVID-19 Blog

26 June 2020

N

 

Evidence-based answers.

Evidence Aid Coronavirus evidence collection

24 Feb 2021

N

 

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

22 Feb 2021

N

 

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

McMaster COVID-19 Evidence Alerts

Daily

N

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

Daily

   

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.

PHE Behavioural Science Reference Cell Literature Report

26 Feb 2021

N

 

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

PHE Literature Digest

26 Feb 2021

N

 

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’

PHE Knowledge and Library Service Weekly Care Homes Evidence Digest

25 Feb 2021

N

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

Y

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

Australian Library and Information Association

Live searches

Y

Search strategies appear in search box of PubMed once you run a search.

Automatic PubMed searches on various topics relating to COVID-19.

bioRxiv / med Rxiv preprints

13,571 hits

01/03/2021

N

 

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

CADTH COVID-19 search strings

 

Y

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).

ClinicalTrials.gov

4,895 hits 01/03/2021

Y

"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

12,543 hits 01/03/2021

Y

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

7,793 hits 01/03/2021

N

 

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

See also SSRN Interdisciplinary Coronavirus and Infectious Disease Related Research – 4949 hits 01/03/2021

Epistemonikos

120,088 hits

01/03/2021

Y

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

420 hits

01/03/2021

Y

covid-19

 

Journals@Ovid Full Text

35,719 hits 01/03/2021

Y

 

Strategy by Ovid Expert searchers – see website under expert searches

MEDLINE (Ovid)/Journals@Ovid

36,086 hits

01/03/2021

N

   

MEDLINE (Ovid)

109,907 hits

01/03/2021

Y

 

Strategy by Ovid Expert searchers – see website under expert searches

Ovid Discovery

About 373,000 hits 01/03/2021

Y

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

Searches following resources: ClinicalTirals.gov

DisasterLit

DOAJ

Journals@Ovid

LWW Journals & Books

Medknow

Open Research Library

PubMed

 

Options for further filtering of results.

PROSPERO

Updated daily

 

Human:

3,378 hits 01/03/2021

 

Animal:

8 hits

01/03/2021

Y

Human:

(((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

Animal:

(((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.

PubMed

108,149 hits 01/03/2021

Y

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

2019-nCoV

COVID-19 virus

COVID19 virus

SARS-CoV-2

SARS2

Wuhan coronavirus

Wuhan seafood market pneumonia virus

coronavirus disease 2019 virus

Social Care Online

598 hits

01/03/2021

Y

Covid

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

Scopus

98,024 hits

01/03/2020

Y

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”) AND (LIMIT-TO (PUBYEAR , 2020))

Advanced search > enter the above as a query string

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

 

Trip

12,129 hits

01/03/2021

Y

covid-19 or "novel coronavirus"

Search string recommended in Trip blog

Web of Science Core collection

www. webofknowledge.com

(not open access)

70,973 hits (Science Citation Index) 01/03/2021

 

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 2020-2021

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

WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform

7431 records

06/01/2021

N

 

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

 

Resource

 

Last updated

Notes

Journal / Publisher Collections

BMJ

 

daily

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

BMJ Best Practice

COVID-19

26 Feb 2021

 

Overview of coronaviruses

17 Aug 2020

Links to related sections on MERS, SARS

Management of coexisting conditions in the context of COVID-19

19 Feb 2021

 

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

 

COVID-19: critical care

23 Feb 2021

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

5 Jan 2021

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

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

6 Nov 2020

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

5 Jan 2021

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

COVID-19: remote care through telehealth

6 Jan 2021

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

COVID-19: optimizing health in the home workspace

19 June 2020

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

5 Jan 2021

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

6 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

 

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

EBSCO

   

COVID-19 Information Portal from EBSCO.

Elsevier

 

26 Feb 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

 

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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

 

26 Feb 2021

 

Joanna Briggs Institute

 

?

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

The Lancet

 

26 Feb 2021

Lancet content on COVID-19.

Mary Ann Liebert

 

1 Dec 2020

Several free articles on coronaviruses from journal Health Security.

The New England Journal of Medicine

 

13 Jan 2021

 

Oxford Academic Journals

 

?

OUP journal articles, book chapters on coronavirus and related topics

SAGE

 

12 Feb 2021

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.

Wiley

 

26 Feb 2021

 

Wolters Kluwer

 

?

 

UpToDate

Coronaviruses

11 June 2020

Literature review on Coronaviruses.

Covid-19

18 Feb 2021

Literature review on COVID-19.

Other COVID-19 resources

?

Free access to further clinical effectiveness COVID-19 resources from UpToDate.

Publication lists

Addiction

 

8 Nov 2020

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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

26 Feb 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

 

8 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.

Epidemiology

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

28 Feb 2021

 

China Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Tracking the Epidemic

 

01 March 2021

Numbers of cases and deaths. (English)

CIDRAP – Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

 

28 Feb 2021

Bibliography, recent news, online resources on Covid-19

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

 

25 Feb 2021

 

HealthMap

 

continuous

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

 

na

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

 

continuous

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

The New Humanitarian

 

26 Feb 2021

Article tracking the global response to coronavirus outbreak.

Office for National Statistics (UK)

 

01 March 2021

Latest datasets, articles and compendiums relating to COVID-19

ProMED

ProMED

Coronavirus

28 Feb 2021

Global reporting of COVID-19

worldometer

 

01 March 2021

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

 

24 Feb 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

 

Dec 2020

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

Health Education England

 

01 March 2021

Comprehensive COVID-19 guideline collection put together by Health Education England covering resources from UK Royal Colleges and other UK professional bodies.

UptoDate

   

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.

Compass

 

?

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

Evidence aid – guidelines on Novel Coronavirus

Chinese guidelines

09 Feb 2021

Compiled by Lanzhou University.

Italian guidelines

5 March 2020

Compiled by Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group Italy.

Japanese guidelines

27 Feb 2021

Compiled by Bukkyo University.

Health Protection Scotland

 

26 Feb 2021

Information and guidance on COVID-19 for Scotland.

Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

 

Jan 2021

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

 

01 March 2021

Some guidance information in English on COVID-19.

New Zealand Ministry of Health

 

07 Sep 2020

Factsheets and guidance for health professionals on COVID-19.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control

 

15 Feb 2021

 

The Transplantation Society

 

08 June 2020

Guidance on Coronavirus disease 2019 for transplant clinicians.

Background/Additional sources

5Minute Consult

 

Feb 2021

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

ALNAP

 

13 Jan 2021

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

 

05 Feb 2021

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

11 Feb 2021

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

Grey literature sources

20 Oct 2020

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

 

01 March 2021

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

 

26 Feb 2021

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

Economics Observatory

 

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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

 

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

Health Education England

 

29 Jan 2021

Central repository of searches and search strategies relating to COVID-19 carried out by search experts from across the UK.

The Health Foundation

 

09 Jan 2021

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

 

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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)

 

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

John Hopkins Center for Health Security

 

26 Feb 2021

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

Lippincott Nursing Center

 

12 Feb 2021

Summary information for nurses

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

 

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

LTCcovid

 

26 Feb 2021

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

 

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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

 

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Genome information

NIHR Urgent Public Health COVID-19 studies

   

COVID-19 studies in progress across the UK

Nuffield Foundation

 

26 Feb 2021

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

PHE Daily Status Updates

 

Daily

Daily status updates on number of UK cases

Prevent Epidemics

 

24 Feb 2021

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

Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE)

 

26 Feb 2021

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.

WHO

Novel-coronavirus-2019

01 March 2021

Main WHO website for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.

Health topic: coronavirus

01 March 2021

Main WHO website for coronaviruses.

Wellcome Trust

 

19 Feb 2021

Media statements issued by Wellcome in response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Wuhan, China, its spread to other countries and the declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organization.

 

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