Are you considering conducting a vaccine trial? Are you looking for groups to collaborate with? Do you want to let others know that you would like to collaborate with another group?
The ongoing establishment of The Global Health Network's 'COVID-19 Working Groups' aims to address the discussion and gather consensus on the emerging COVID-19 research gaps across low-resource settings. This working group is set up to work around ways to enable COVID-19 vaccine development.
Researchers from across the globe working or wanting to work in vaccines have come together in this group to discuss ideas, form collaborations, access funding as well as share outputs and resources that others can use. There is so much experience that can be applied here - let's use that to help this immediate need to supporting research everywhere there are cases, now!
On the 10th June, The Global Health Network supported the first virtual meeting for the ‘Vaccines Open Working Group’. The meeting was organised in response to questions raised in COVID-19 workshops which highlighted the need for greater discussion around vaccine development within this COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 35 people registered to be members of this group and 15 attended the first team meeting from 13 different countries, shown below:
Following this first meeting, suggested starting points to work on were:
1) Writing a position paper highlighting priority related to vaccine development to influence research priorities amongs vaccine developers.
2) Runninga vaccine trial: some of the members would be interested and have different background experiences but without protocols or sponsors. This WG could be used as an opportunity to work data together (multicentred) and escape the situation of several poorly resourced, similar, weak studies being done with little amount of data.
A discussion forum is available here for members of this Working Group to communicate
Here you are able to find all the working documents from the different WGs for you to comment on
If you are interesting please register here and we will be in touch!
We look forward to hearing back from you and hope we can work together to support a strong and equitable global research response during this Pandemic