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Research resources

In this time of global pandemic, an international community researchers and innovators are taking on the challenges of COVID-19. We have collected some of the resources highlighting research related to coronavirus and the ongoing efforts to understand and manage this outbreak.

If you're aware of any additional resources which may be relevant to this page, please let us know by contacting or tagging @britsocimm

  • COVIDPreprints: The team behind PreLights, supported by the Company of Biologists, have collected and summarised preprint highlights relating to COVID-19, as well as creating a comprehensive timeline to map key events in the outbreak. 

  • Additional platforms like the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN), bioRxivAuthorea and ResearchSquare have also compiled lists of preprint articles relevant to COVID-19 research. 

  • Nature Reviews Immunology News and CommentNature Reviews Immunology have summarised COVID-19 related content from the literature, including articles posted on preprint servers

  • COVID-19 Dashboard: Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at John Hopkins University have built a live dashboard, mapping confirmed cases and fatalities, as well as a regularly updated COVID-19 research and developments hub.

  • COVID-19 Healthcare Hub: Elsevier have put together a Coronavirus hub, including Toolkits to provide healthcare professionals with evidence based resources, information on guidelines and a podcast “Expert Insights on COVID-19”

  • COVID-19 Literature Digest: A group of post-docs and DPhil students at The University of Oxford are voluntarily reviewing and writing summaries for some of the immunology-focussed COVID-19 literature including pre-prints.

  • Cochrane Library have created special collections of freely accessible Cochrane reviews related to COVID-19, one on "Evidence Relevant to Critical Care" and another focusing on "Infection Control and Prevention Measures"

  • Coronaviruses, COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 Super Collection: The ScienceOpen platform have assembled a collection of coronavirus literature from various publishers together with a daily update of new preprints and articles

  • COVID-19 Community Journal Club: Associate Editor for Immunology, Awen Gallimore, and her colleagues at Cardiff University School of Medicine have established a community journal club to identify and highlight key research findings for distillation and dissemination to COVID-19 researchers and clinicians, including summaries by PhD students and Early Career Researchers. 


In accordance with the Wellcome Trust Statement on data sharing in public health emergencies, many major publishers have committed to making research and resources from their journals freely available during the global health crisis. Below we have brought together the some of the resource platforms from these sources:

The full list of publishers that have committed to making COVID-19 related content available is included in this statement from the Wellcome Trust.