Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information portal

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Created on: 6 February 2020. Last updated 3 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to a rapidly expanding and evolving literature. Evidence Aid is preparing summaries of relevant research, which are available here [please note this web page is being updated daily] (Coronavirus (COVID-19): Evidence Collection) as soon as each is ready.

Below is a list of entry points for the expanding literature. If you have any suggestions for other resources that we might consider linking to, please let us know.

Systematic reviews

Cochrane: Special Collections (1) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): evidence relevant to critical care, (2) infection control and prevention measures, (3) an overview of Cochrane’s ongoing and planned activities in response to Covid-19, (4) rapid reviews

Guidelines and information

Allen Institute Covid-19 open research dataset 

ALNAP COVID-19 Response Portal.

ASPHER (The Association of Schools in Public Health in the European Region) Covid-19 resource page

Australian Government Department of Health Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) resources: collection of resources for the general public, health professionals and industry about novel coronavirus in English and simplified Chinese.

Australian Medical Association Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2019 Novel Coronavirus resource page.

Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (University of Oxford): Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service.

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress Coronavirus and emerging infectious disease outbreaks response: containing fact sheets & addditional information.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy UK guidance and regular updates during the coronavirus pandemic and specific guidance for the rapid implementation of remote consultations

Child Health Task Force Community Health Research Roundup

Compass Trending Topic offers hand-picked articles, tools, and project examples for social and behavior change related to Coronavirus.

Core Group COVID-19 Global Response Coordination (call dates and times and resources).

Doctors of the World  (Covid 19) advice for patients in 21 languages.

Epistemonikos Foundation a database of evidence-based healthcare, information technologies and a network of experts to provide a tool for people making decisions concerning clinical or health-policy questions. The Epistemonikos Foundation coordinates the L-OVE platform which brings together all systematic reviews relevant to coronavirus.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control: Guidance to EU/EEA healthcare facilities and healthcare providers on infection prevention and control measures during the management of suspected and confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV infection.Infection, Prevention and Control Canada Information about Coronavirus.

Global Health Network Coronavirus Outbreak knowledge hub: a ‘pop-up’ area on The Global Health Network in response to requests for a knowledge hub and access to guidance on the new Novel Coronavirus outbreak; 2019-nCoV.

Health Education England Coronavirus, and public health emergencies: the librarian’s role.

ICMANAESTHESIA – Working in collaboration, The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, Intensive Care Society, Association of Anaesthetists and Royal College of Anaesthetists have developed a website to provide the UK intensive care and anaesthetic community with information, guidance and resources required to support their understanding of and management of COVID-19.

International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) – Coronavirus Risk Communication and Community Engagement Strategy Africa

Imperial College London Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics Covid19 and MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis.

International Primary Care Respiratory Group information focusing on primary care and respiratory health Covid-19 open sources of information

International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC) has launched an adaptable international 2019-nCoV resources, through which investigators retain full control on the collection and handling of standardised data and samples.

Internet book of critical care (IBCC) for COVID-19.

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security 2019-nCoV Resource producing a daily email briefing plus additional resources for public health, clinical, and public policy practitioners. John Hopkins Medicine Point of Care Covid-19 guide.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineCOVID-19;  research into action.

MEDBOX Rapid Response Toolbox collection of the most important guidelines and resources, situation reports, communication tools, laboratory guidance, etc, including documents important for Infection & Prevention Control IPC, risk communication or Prevention & Preparedness.

Minnesota University (USA) CIDRAP daily reports and Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China (Chinese language): This website presents the Chinese government guidelines, news about Coronavirus.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence UK rapid guidelines and evidence reviews on Covid-19

National University of Singapore Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health SSHSPH COVID-19 Science Report.

New South Wales (Australia) Government Clinical Excellence Commission Coronavirus COVID-19 resources.

NHS England Covid-19 Primary Care Standard Operating Procedures for Dental Care Settings (Version 1).

National Library of Medicine Novel Coronavirus: Rapid access to the NLM’s GenBank sequence data at the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) data hub plus other useful information including current methods to detect and treat COVID-19.

New Zealand Ministry of Health Novel coronavirus – Resources for health professionals: containing novel Coronavirus factsheets and guidance for health professionals.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control: Public health advisory to Nigerians. Version 4 published on the 29th of February 2020. Case-definition to guide diagnosis in Nigeria. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Norway ShapeNorway hub for Covid-19 resources

Public Health England (PHE): The PHE Knowledge and Library Services Team (KLS) has produced this page to help those, working on the current Coronavirus outbreak, embed evidence-informed decision-making in their daily practice.

Public Health Foundation a search tool for training related to coronavirus

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners information on coronavirus

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and pregnancy.

Royal Pharmaceutical Society Wuhan Novel Coronavirus.

Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Coronavirus Free Collection.

Singapore Ministry of Health resources on Covid-19

The Transplantation Society Coronavirus guideline – Update for Transplant Infectious Diseases Clinicians about the novel 2019 Coronavirus associated with viral pneumonia.

The Union a set of frequently asked questions and information regarding COVID-19, focusing on the impact on TB, and with guidance on how to maintain quality care throughout this period. The Union COVID-19 FAQs and information

The World Continuing Education Alliance free Covid-19 courses and CPD training

UK Government latest information and advice on Coronavirus: Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus in China, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms.

US Occupational Safety and Health Administration Department 2019 Novel Coronavirus: information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus outbreak.

Wellcome Trust statements on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

World Health Organization (a) Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of novel Coronavirus. (b) Getting workplace ready for COVID-19. (c) Preventing and addressing social stigma. (d) Hospital Readiness Checklist (Feb 24, 2020), e) Courses relevant for coronavirus, e) Technical guidance

Worldometer estimated current numbers based on statistics and projections from official organizations including the UN Population Division, World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), and World Bank.

Journal and publisher resources

BMJ free Coronavirus resources to support healthcare workers available in six languages (English, Mandarin, Spanish, Russian, Georgian and Portuguese). BMJ has also created a new ‘Best Practice’ Topic for Coronavirus available here and a patient leaflet available here. Also, ‘Talk Evidence’ (podcast) – Building an evidence base for COVID-19.

CABI over 17,000 relevant records on coronavirus from Global Health database and CAB Abstracts database free to access for three months on their new Global Health platform (a pop-up  for “CABI Coronavirus Collection” will appear. Click the green button, Register to create an account, then use Redeem a voucher with a code – copy and paste in CVIW70ESHNM.  The next time just Login). The coronavirus content includes research on epidemiology, prevention, and control of SARS and MERS, and research on animal coronaviruses.

EBSCO Information Services COVID-19 Portal.

Elsevier has created a free information site with health and medical research on novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The site includes scientific and medical journals and textbooks, educational products, and a variety of other resources, including a clinical toolkit and clinical information.

JAMA Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) collection for diagnosis and treatment plus Q&As and podcasts.

Lancet 2019-nCoV Resource Centre: This resource brings together new 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) content from across The Lancet journals as it is published.

Nature Open peer-review platform for COVID-19 preprints an open-source platform for rapid review of preprints related to emerging outbreaks.

New England Journal of Medicine 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): A collection of articles and other resources on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.

Oxford University Press (OUP) resources on Coronavirus and related topics: to assist researchers, medical professionals, policy makers, and others who are working to address this potential health crisis.

Practical Action Publishing free resources on hygiene and WASH

SSRN’s Coronavirus and Infectious Disease Research page provides a curated view into the early-stage research to help researchers, public health authorities, clinicians and the public understand, contain and manage this disease.

Wiley have compiled a bank of resources for Coronavirus.

Wolters Kluwer Coronavirus Resources & Tools: for front-line clinicians and medical researchers

Non-English pages

Chinese guideline compilation by Lanzhou University on Novel Coronavirus (set up as a web page on Evidence Aid).

Doctors of the World have Coronavirus (Covid 19) advice for patients in 21 languages: English, Albanian, Dari, French, Pashto, Portuguese, Bengali, Vietnamese, Kurdish Sorani is available at the moment, but more languages coming soon: Mandarin, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Malayalam, Turkish, Farsi, Amharic, Tigrinya, Somali.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control – Sources of updated information in Euorpean languages.

Italian guideline compilation by Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group on Novel Coronavirus (set up as a web page on Evidence Aid).

Japanese guideline compilation by Bukkyo University on Novel Coronavirus (set up as a web page on Evidence Aid).

Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Coronavirus information page (also in English).

Kaiser Family Foundation USA state data, policy actions, resources and glossary for Covid-19

Korean (South) Ministry of Health (한국어): Korean government guidelines and news about Coronavirus.

VOST Mexico Coronavirus Alert (Español).

World Health Organization Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of novel Coronavirus in Arabic.

World Health Organization Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of novel Coronavirus in Chinese中文.

World Health Organization Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of novel Coronavirus in French.

World Health Organization Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of novel Coronavirus in Russian.

World Health Organization Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of novel Coronavirus in Spanish (Español).


Acknowledgements: We should like to thank Dr Jenny Reid for ensuring this web portal is kept up to date.


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    February 11, 2020
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    Great content! Super high-quality! Keep it up! 🙂

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