The risks posed to patients with cancer by the current COVID-19 pandemic demand rapid structural changes in healthcare delivery, with many positive changes likely to continue long term. An immediate critical reassessment of trial methodology based on clinical and scientific priorities is essential to ensure the resilience of clinical cancer research and optimize patient-centered care. […]
On 19 May EFPIA, the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, organised “Clinical Trials at the time of COVID-19 – and beyond”, as part of the series of our virtual events. On the occasion of International Clinical Trials Day on 20 May, this event wished to explore the takeaways that COVID-19 teaches us on how to optimise […]
FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute, is currently tracking the development of treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. Updated daily, this tracker contains an aggregation of publicly-available information from validated sources.
Scientists, physicians, funders, and policy makers, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Institute of Tropical Medicine and the Pasteur Institute, have come together in an international coalition called the COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition, to help counter the COVID-19 pandemic. The coalition aims to accelerate desperately needed COVID-19 research in those areas where the […]
Estonia, a nation of just 1.3 million people and a recognized leader in the digital economy, held a three-day hackathon in which over 1,000 programmers came up with solutions to tackle the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Researchers and ethicists are usually hesitant to deliberately expose volunteers to a virus, but thousands of people have signed up to help fast-track clinical trials. This articles discusses why human challenge trials are back on the table, the ethical questions that they raise and the challenges ahead.
COVID-19 has raised a plethora of ethical issues – from prevention and containment, to cure and management. Join leading experts to discuss these issues in a Bioethics Interest Group (BIG) webinar series focused on COVID-19 ethical considerations. Hosted by the Office of Research Excellence and moderated by Adnan Hyder, Senior Associate Dean for Research, these […]
Vaccines, medicines, coronavirus tests – in a world awash with rumour and pseudoscience, we look at how experts figure out what really works in the fight against COVID-19 We are facing two pandemics: a new virus circulating globally, and a worldwide outbreak of pseudoscience and ‘fake news’. Even if you have not yet personally encountered […]
Frontiers, the open access publisher and open science platform, has published a curated list of open funding calls and other support for researchers, non-profit organizations and commercial organizations, specifically for COVID-19 and coronavirus-related research. This list is updated daily.
The Global Health Network is hosting regular online interactive workshops to facilitate learning and discussion around the important research questions that are arising during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each of these open workshops brings together an expert panel of researchers from around the globe to share their research efforts towards tackling the pandemic, and to discuss […]