This page gives a selection of surveys and studies for you to get involved in and to help drive COVID-19 research in LMICs.

Work With Us!

We are now recruiting paid, part-time Regional Experts to work with us 2-5 days per month.

Based at your home location, you will join our global panel of experienced researchers in Global Health. We are looking for clinical trialists, social scientists, research laboratory experts, data managers, statisticians and  senior research nurses – someone from every area of the health research ecosystem.

Working within our global team, you will design and deliver high quality capacity building initiatives. You will contribute to the development of a new Diploma in Global Health Research and you may progress to become an online tutor or mentor to our high calibre postgraduate students. We also run a professional development scheme for research teams, and you will support this highly impactful and rewarding effort as part of our team of moderators.

This is a wonderful opportunity to become an important member of The Global Health Network’s dynamic, global team, where your input can have real impact.


Participate in the Humanitarian GBV Risk Mitigation & COVID-19 Survey 

The study includes a 30-minute online survey on gender-based violence (GBV) risk mitigation and COVID-19 in humanitarian settings. This survey is being conducted by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in partnership with UNICEF, CARE, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). We encourage practitioners working in the humanitarian field, especially those in non-protection sectors, to participate in the survey available here in 6 languages. Your experiences and insights will help strengthen GBV risk mitigation in the context of COVID-19. 

For more information contact Dr. Jennifer Scott (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) and the Humanitarian Gender Study Team at


COVID-19 Open COVID-19 Study

The Mbale Clinical Research Institute (MCRI), based in Mbale, Uganda, is currently conducting the COVID-19 Open Cohort Study (COCS). The aim of the study is to refine case definitions, establish incidence of the pandemic and to characterise the clinical spectrum and outcomes of the disease among different populations.


COVID-19 Trauma Study

CovidTrauma is a research network to monitor how the current COVID-19 pandemic is impacting orthopaedic trauma services across Africa. It aims to promote cooperation as an orthopaedic community to tackle this unprecedented challenge. A snapshot study has been running from April-June 2020 with collaborators across Africa. We will be analysing results and share findings here as soon as possible.

If you have questions, please contact


 Open Call for COVID-19 resources in French, Spanish and Portuguese! 
Complete forms below to share your information.

In observing the various countries response to COVID-19, resources in English are quite prevalent, while those in French, Spanish and Portuguese are not as widely known and disseminated.
In order to gather the largest amount of resources in these languages, we hereby ask for your help by sharing your resources. Your participation will incur no cost to you or to the institution that produced the resource, and there will be no financial compensation, but it may bring benefits such as increased audience, citation and recognition for the resource and for the institution itself. The Global Health Network has a global audience and thousands of people who seek resources to support their research.

Do you have research resources in French, Spanish or Portuguese you can share to support colleagues across the world?

If yes, please complete the COVID-19 Resource Sharing form below and email resources to

Thank you for your support in our mission to support equitable access to conducting research across the globe.

COVID-19: Formulario de intercambio de recursos para investigación

COVID-19: Formulário para compartilhamento de recursos para pesquisa

COVID-19: Resource Sharing Form

COVID-19: Formulaire de partage de ressources


ISARIC Data Initiative

ISARIC partnerships and outbreak preparedness initiatives has enabled the rapid launch of standardised clinical data collection on COVID-19 in Jan 2020. Since its launch, ISARIC has assembled data from more than 545 sites in 42 countries to create one of the world’s largest and richest COVID-19 clinical datasets (Pritchard, Dankwa et al. 2020).  The dataset now contains information on > 130,000 patients (as of Oct 2020).

In order to accelerate a collective understanding of COVID-19, to help improve patient care, and inform public health policy, ISARIC is opening the platform for analysis, from:

  • All those who have contributed data, as well as
  • Other interested groups/researchers keen to work on this rich dataset

In all instances, applications are to be made via submission of a Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP).

If successful, applicants will be partnered up with a member from the ISARIC Clinical/Analytical Group to collaborate with this research.