Coronavirus (Covid-19) Resources
To remove barriers for research and give better insight into what works and does not work in patient care, many publishers and content providers have gone out of their way to provide additional resources on the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Public Health Emergency Initiative: COVID-19
Last update: 31 March 2020
Most recent additions: JoVE, The Lens, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, New England Journal of Medicine, Royal Society, ZB-MED.
On March 13, 2020, the National Science and Technology Advisors from a dozen countries, including the United States, called on publishers to voluntarily agree to make their COVID-19 and coronavirus-related publications, and the available data supporting them, immediately accessible in one place. Many publishers responded to the call to make their coronavirus-related articles discoverable and accessible through PubMed Central and facilitate text mining and secondary analysis through machine-readable formats and licenses. Almost all major publishers joined the effort, among them ACS, BMJ, Cambridge University Press, Cell Press, Elsevier, EMBO, The Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, Springer Nature, Science, Taylor and Francis, Wiley and Wolters Kluwer.
COVID-19 Open Research Dataset
The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence has created a dataset with all literature on Covid-19 for text and data mining. The dataset will be updated weekly. There is also a number of research questions posed on Kaggle – a platform for code challenges – to get researchers started with the dataset.
The preprint servers Biorxiv and Medrxiv also work together to disseminate research output as quickly as possible. Please keep in mind that this research has not yet been evaluated by peer review and should not be used for clinical guidelines. However, it does provide insight into the current research and provides valuable information for researchers with good background knowledge of the subject and research methodologies.
- PubMed - LitCovid
- APA - Resources on the psychological effects of the coronavirus and working at home.
- Access Medicine
- American Chemical Society
- Annals of Internal Medicine
- Brill - Literature regarding other epidemics such as ebola and the plague.
- Cambridge University Press
- CNKI - The Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, provides overviews of Chinese literature on corona divided into 6 sections: pathogeny, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and nursing. The articles all have English abstracts, but most fulltexts are Chinese only.
- Emerald - Research on COVID-19, management of epidemics and pandemics, and supply chain management.
- EPPI Center
- Marie-Ann Liebert - An overview of 60 drug treatments in development against COVID-19.
- Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
- New England Journal of Medicine
- Oxford University Press
- Royal Society
- SAGE - Both medical and social and behavioral sciences.
- Taylor & Francis
- Wiley - Access to over 5000 articles and book chapters relevant to Corona, complete with an overview of the latest research.
- ZB-MED - literature search engine and other resources such as the Genome Browser
- Cochrane Library - Coronavirus (COVID-19): infection control and prevention measures
- Cochrane Library - Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence relevant to critical care
- Eric Morgan - Distant Reader
- The Lens - The Lens has assembled free and open datasets of patent documents, scholarly research works metadata and biological sequences from patents, and deposited them in a machine-readable and explorable form.
- NIH - News and resources from the National Institutes of Health
- CDC - Information and guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- JoVE - protocols for coronavirus related analysis
- GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network (new users have to register)
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