Implementing research studies during this pandemic can be made faster and easier by working collaboratively. Following feedback from our research workshops and requests from researchers around the world, we set up open virtual working groups to support research study implementation during this pandemic.
The ongoing establishment of these 'COVID-19 Working Groups' aims to address the discussion and gather consensus on the emerging COVID-19 research gaps across low-resource settings. The following video shows the research priorities identified on the first calls of the Working Groups.
The 7 Working Groups have been operating since mid-May 2020. These are highly democratic as the members have been self-selected from the global health research community and this open approach has brought excellent representation: 475 researchers across 82 countries from a range of organisations and with varying levels of experience. They now lead themselves with the Oxford team providing coordination and support as requested by these LMIC researchers.
The new 7 Working Groups have a directive, a steering group and a strong set of tasks that they are already advancing. They are meeting and working together to share ideas, form collaborations and seek funding to support rapid research implementation around the globe. The following map shows the amazing team leaders of these working groups.
If you are interested in joining one or more of these Working Groups, please click here and complete this survey and we will be in touch! We look forward to hearing from you and hope we can work together to support a strong and equitable global research response to COVID-19.
Working Group activities are currently being conducted in English. For working groups in Portuguese complete this survey instead.
The Global Health Network is maintining a cross-linking collection of resources designed to aid COVID-19 research during the pandemic. This hub is divided into 7 research areas, each corresponding to a working group listed above. Each research area features its own collection of resources designed to aid COVID-19 research in that particular field, inlcuding resources developed by The WHO, ISARIC, TGHN and it's collabraotrs and many other international research organisations.