Combining the WHO Research and Development Blueprint and the African Academy of Sciences priorities, The Global Health Network, the African Academy of Sciences and the UK Collaborative on Development Research invite you to share your opinion on the most important research questions to help make funder research priorities relevant and applicable globally.

You can access the survey here: 


The aim of this survey is to seek the opinion of researchers globally as to the top priorities for COVID-19 research in their country and region. 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, We are asking for your help to make certain current research priorities are globally correct, appropriate and applicable. We are taking a global approach with a strong focus on low resource settings.

We have combined research priorities set out by the WHO in the WHO Coordinated Global Research Roadmap: COVID-19, March 2020 and a further list of additional priorities defined by the African Academy of Sciences with African based researchers. To complement WHO work, we would like your opinion on these current priorities so that funding agencies can direct funding to support the most critical priority research questions to address across the globe.

Survey Deadline: 22/05/2020, 10am BST

This is a collaborative initiative between The Global Health Network, The African Academy of Sciences and the UK Collaborative on Development Research (UKCDR). Findings will be shared openly.