COVID-19 Research Tracker

This section provides links to research reports on COVID-19 and related public health issues. It aims to make the results of those research activities available to more scientists and researchers in Africa and from around the world.

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African Academy of Sciences

African Academy of Sciences

Contains updated Africa-based COVID-19 research tracker. Planned and ongoing projects are included on separate tabs. Accepts submissions from African institutions.

GLOPID-R

WHO Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network

GOARN research tracker, hosted by GLOPID-R, contains global reach and not exclusively based in COVID-19.

Global-Health-Network

The Global Health Network

Contains various sub-groups and pages from Africa-based research institutions.

Gambia MRC page

Large multinational trials (solidarity trial page).

And specific professional and technical interest groups (research nurses page).

africarxiv

AfricaRXIV

A free, open source and community-led digital archive for African researchers. Covers various STEM subjects.

Refers to WHO and Africa CDC resources.

Hosts a chatbot which has COVID-19 information in multiple African languages and well and technical innovations being researched in Africa to aid the COVID-19 response.

Curated research and policy directories

Inric-logo

International Resource for Infection Control

A hub for international guidelines from various organisations worldwide, not COVID-19 specific.
birmingham

Birmingham University COVID-19 research briefing

Includes research articles and media, about 75 expert contributors’ feedback on credibility and evidence base. Emphasis in on UK articles.

US-CDC

US CDC COVID-19 guidelines for IPC in non-US settings

US CDC resource list of adapted guidelines for LMICs. Not Africa specific.
ICAN

ICAN

Resources page from a variety of sources, some open to members only.
WHO-AFRO

WHO AFRO

Technical guidance on IPC and other subjects focussed on the AFRO region.
africa-cdc

Africa CDC Science and Public Health Policy Brief

Weekly update on publications related to COVID-19 hosted along with other Africa CDC guidelines and resources.
WHO

WHO COVID-19

Technical guidance regularly updated on various areas including IPC, global perspective.
lit-covid

Lit Covid

Comprehensive literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information on COVID-19, updated daily, linked to Pubmed and can search by location and category.
Pandora

Pan African Network for Rapid Research Response and Preparedness for Infectious Diseases Epidemics

Multidisciplinary consortium, has a publications page with African Infectious disease research open access.
covipendium

Covipendium

Living paper on COVID-19 – structured compilation of scientific data about the virus, the disease and its control. Its objective is to identify the most relevant publications on COVID-19, updated weekly.
University-Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh – Usher Institute

Rapid reviews of specific issues around the control of COVID-19.
JBI

University of Adelaide – JBI

Evidence-based summaries for health professionals managing COVID-19.
africarxiv

AfricaRXIV

Preprint repository for African research.
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