Purpose and principles guiding the COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition
We are connecting a global community of change-makers building collaborative solutions to the crisis on COVID19 in low-resource settings.
Our collective aim is to:
- Establish a vibrant dialogue within a network of research and allied institutions around the world
- Collectively facilitate and accelerate research adapted for resource-limited settings
- Bring solutions to bottlenecks through collaboration
- Facilitate the prompt sharing of findings to ensure accelerated learning among investigators, and for speedy review of evidence and adoption into guidelines.
A global research response to COVID-19 driven by the needs of low-resource settings
To advocate and collaborate for the advancement of COVID-19 research driven by the needs of low-resource settings, and to strive for equitable access to solutions in the global response to the pandemic
The Coalition will:
- Provide a platform for co-creation of the multi-pronged research agenda, including prevention, diagnostics, therapeutics, vaccines, social sciences and epidemiology. The dialogue facilitated by the platform will help identify the most urgent needs for resource-limited settings and disseminate information.
- Help members promptly contribute to the research agenda: map what they can contribute and form the most effective partnerships.
- Facilitate partnerships through the rapid identification of interests and needs, and match available expertise from other members.
- Share resources such as data-sharing protocols, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and training materials for accelerated implementation.
- Develop joint solutions, including for prompt and effective data-sharing.
Members commit to:
- Accelerate COVID-19 research in areas where the virus could wreak havoc on already-fragile health systems and cause the greatest health impact on vulnerable populations
- Leverage each other’s expertise to fast-track research that will provide evidence needed to guide policies and practices on COVID-19 prevention, diagnosis, and case management in resource-limited settings.
- Promote and implement open sharing of research knowledge and data
- Champion equitable and affordable access to the proposed interventions.