Implementing research within this pandemic is critical, both for understanding how to combat this disease, but also to learn for future outbreaks.
Different questions need to be asked in different settings and we need all types of studies to be undertaken. Using shared and open protocols and tools can raise research standards and enable easier and better data sharing.
The Global Health Network is running this crowdsourcing initiative to support a faster implementation of research studies during this pandemic. It slow and unnecessary for each group wanting to set up a study to start from scratch; when there are excellent studies already running. There is also the added benefit of bringing standardisation and sharing solutions that are pragmatic and known to work. Here groups share their approaches in what they are measuring and how - through their SOPs and training resources. This concept strongly focuses on sharing the process and framework for the study, with materials that reflect the context-specific nature of running a study in individual settings.
Research teams conducting various studies into COVID-19 are currently providing access to their resources in the form of a ‘study implementation map’.
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Are you running a COVID-19 study – please can you share your SOPs and study resources?
There is a real and immediate need for study tools designed to be practical and appropriate for every clinical settings, and especially those with more constrained resources. Your expertise and experiences could really help colleagues across the world to set up their studies and trials quickly and easily and to conduct better research.
Your resources will be shared widely on The Global Health Network. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Global Health Network is part of the COVID19 Clinical Research Coalition which aims to accelerate desperately needed COVID-19 research in those areas where the virus could wreak havoc on already-fragile health systems and cause the greatest health impact on vulnerable populations. Read more
SOPs = Standard Operating Procedures