The Global Health Network is hosting regular online interactive workshops to facilitate learning and discussion around the important research questions that are arising during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In each of these open workshops, we will bring together an expert panel of researchers from around the globe to share their research efforts towards tackling the pandemic, and to discuss the research priorities that future COVID-19 trials and studies will need to address. Each workshop will close with an interactive 'Question and Answer' session to allow participants to put forward their own questions, identify relevant resources and gather consensus with the panel and other attendees. We are hosting workshops in multiple languages and have so far supported sessions led in English, Portuguese, Spanish and French. 

Our upcoming workshops, and details of how to register for them, are listed below. Here you can also find recordings and reports from each of our previous workshops

Would you like to see a particular area of COVID-19 research discussed in one of these workshops? Do you have a particular research question that needs to be addressed? Would you or your organisation like our support in organising a similar COVID-19 research workshop? If so then please don't hesitate to get in touch and get involved!

Upcoming Workshops - Register Here!

Reaching a Global Consensus on What the Research Priorities are now for COVID-19 to Guide Funding - Registration now open here

Several major international research funding organisations are planning further calls to respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure their funding decisions will address critical global knowledge gaps. TGHN, the African Academy of Sciences and the UKCDR have conducted a survey to seek the opinion of researchers globally as to the top priorities for COVID-19 research in their country and region (more information here). To complement the survey, join us for an open discussion and help us guide major research funders with your expertise on what COVID-19 research should be prioritised.

Language: English
Date: 05/06/2020
Time: 13:00, UK

Previous Workshops - Recordings and Reports



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COVID-19 Human Challenge Studies: Is it OK for research participants to volunteer to be infected?

18/05/2020

As widespread use of safe and efficacious vaccines for COVID-19 could save many lives and enable governments to ease restrictive control measures, there is an urgent ethical imperative for well-designed and carefully conducted research to develop such vaccines and increase relevant scientific knowledge regarding SARS-CoV-2. Controlled human infection studies, also known as human challenge studies, have been proposed as one means of testing the many vaccine candidates for SARS-CoV-2. While this has attracted considerable attention with wide calls for COVID-19 challenge studies, the research community is divided over their ethical acceptability.

A workshop report will be available soon.



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REMAP-CAP and Why We Need Platform Trials in a Pandemic: An Open Webinar

13/05/2020

The purpose of this webinar is to introduce the concept of adaptive platform trials, introduce REMAP-CAP to new countries, and seek input into what the barriers might be and whether any adaptations might be required for different settings around the world? Platform trials will be discussed more broadly, as they can bring evidence across the whole disease spectrum and so can be considered in primary care settings, district hospitals, and community-level interventions to determine what interventions can work in a variety of situations.

A workshop report will be available soon.



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COVID-19 Webinar: How are Nurses in Africa Facing the Challenge? 

11/05/2020

This workshop was organized by The Global Health Network in partnership with Global Research Nurses. This aimed establish an open community of practice of Nurses across Africa to support the implementation of research within COVID-19, bringing together regional experts in the field, with input from Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia. 

 

A workshop report will be available soon.



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COVID-19 Immunity Passports: Inevitable? Ethical?

04/05/2020

Assuming that recovery from COVID-19 brings a measure of immunity, some have proposed that the detection of antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus could serve as the basis for an ‘immunity passport’ that would enable individuals to travel or to return to work. While health officials and scientists continue to review the evidence on antibody responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection, critical ethical questions related to stigma, health inequities, and the evidential basis for the use of immunity passports must be addressed.

A workshop report will be available soon.



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Taller virtual COVID-19 para países de hablahispana

COVID-19 Virtual Workshop for Spanish-speaking Countries

27/04/2020

This was our first webinar for Spanish-speaking countries, specially focused across Latin America and the Caribbean. This webinar aimed to highlight the current research gaps that need urgent attention in this region and establish an open community of practice to support the implementation of research within COVID-19 for countries across LAC region. It brought together experts in the field from across Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Honduras.

 

A workshop report will be available soon.



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Neurological Disorders Associated with COVID-19

01/05/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by SARS-CoV-2, is of a scale not seen since the 1918 influenza pandemic. Although the predominant clinical presentation is with respiratory disease, neurological manifestations are being recognised increasingly. This webinar reviewed what’s known about neurological manifestations of SARS CoV-2 and related coronaviruses, consider the disease mechanisms and outline a framework for future investigative studies.

A workshop report is available here.

 

 

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Atelier virtuel COVID-19 pour les pays francophones

Virtual COVID-19 Workshop for French-speaking Countries

24/04/2020

This workshop was organized by The Global Health Network in partnership with the African coaLition for Epidemic Research, Response and Training (ALERRT). This aimed to highlight the current research gaps and establish an open community of practice to support the implementation of research within COVID-19 for Francophone countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, bringing together regional experts in the field, with input from Mali, DRC, Madagascar, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and South Africa.

A workshop report will be available soon.

 


 

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How are we Responding to the COVID-19 Open Research Challenge? Experiences from South Asia.

23/04/2020 

Questions around disease surveillance and characterisation as well as challenges related to prevention, diagnostics and management for COVID-19 arise in different regions. This workshop was organised in partnership with the Clinical Research Office, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Pakistan, bringing together experts in the field from across Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Nepal to understand how South Asian countries are reacting to the outbreak and identifying the research gaps that need urgent attention in these settings.

A workshop report will be available soon.

 


 

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What Impact Could COVID-19 Have on Malaria?

14/04/2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, questions arise around malaria, specifically the implications for co-infection, immunology, malaria outcomes and health-care systems. In the first instance, it is important to establish the relevant research questions to address.

The Global Health Network and the Malaria Consortium bring together an expert panel and open a platform to discuss this important concern, share ideas, strategies and potentially set up some research collaborations.

A workshop report will be available soon.



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Why Should Ethics be Front and Centre to the Response to COVID-19. Is it?

20/04/2020

This is the first online seminar from PHEPREN (Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Ethics Network), the newly launched global community of bioethicists, established to provide real-time, trusted, contextual support to communities, policy makers, researchers, and responders in relation to the ethical issues arising out of global health emergencies. 

 

 


 

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Como estamos respondendo ao desafio de pesquisa em COVID-19?

How Are We Responding to the Research Challenges in COVID-19?

31/03/2020

Our first Lusophone webinar was organised in partnership with Fiocruz, a health institution (linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Health) playing a major role in the response to COVID-19, alongside a panellist from the Centre for Health Research in Angola sharing her experiences in that setting.

As a result of this workshop, where the scarce access to lusophone training materials and research toolkits was highlighted, a COVID-19 study group for lusophone countries (Comunidade de Países de Língua Portuguesa) is being established to share materials and promote the exchange of challenges and solutions. 

View the workshop report here.



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The COVID-19 Open Workshop for Research Implementation: Session 2 

13/03/2020

As the first workshops in this series, The Global Health Network supported two workshops (same format; different time zones). These had panellists from over six countries (Thailand, Rwanda, Kenya, Mozambique, Brazil, Honduras) and over 600 people registered from across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The aim was to establish an open community of practice to support the implementation of research during the COVID-19 in varied situations, including fragile health systems.  

View the workshop report here.



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The COVID-19 Open Workshop for Research Implementation: Session 1 

13/03/2020

As the first workshops in this series, The Global Health Network supported two sessions (same format; different time zones). These had panellists from over six countries (Thailand, Rwanda, Kenya, Mozambique, Brazil, Honduras) and over 600 people registered from across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The aim was to establish an open community of practice to support the implementation of research during the COVID-19 pandemic in varied situations, including fragile health systems.  

View the workshop report here.