Are you running a COVID-19 study – please can you share your SOPs and study resources?

Research teams working across Africa, Asia and Latin America are setting up new studies. They are asking for others, already running studies in these regions to share their resources. By sharing your resources, you will help them get started faster because they will be using what we know already works!

If you would like to contribute, please let us know what your study is about and share your study SOPs, training, consent forms, community engagement materials, or your top tips for getting ethics and regulatory approvals etc.

We will acknowledge your work and this will increase the impact of your efforts and speed up gaining global data during this pandemic.

Help others set up their studies; email anything you think might be useful to info@theglobalhealthnetwork.org

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. The ability to undertake research should be equitable across the globe and we need to engage in all types of studies across all settings and care contexts. The aim of this hub is to ensure that research teams can find the support, tools, resources and guidance that they need to aid their studies during this rapidly evolving situation. 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. 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.

It slow and unnecessary for each group wanting to set up a study to start from scratch; when there are excellent studies already running. If groups share their approaches in what they are measuring and how - through their SOPs and training resources - then this can speed up getting these critical studies started.  There is also the added benefit of bringing standardisation and sharing solutions that are pragmatic and known to work.

Your resources will be shared widely on The Global Health Network. If you have any questions, please email info@theglobalhealthnetwork.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