Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information portal

Created on: 6 February 2020. Last updated 29 July 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a rapidly expanding and evolving literature. Below is a list of entry points for the expanding literature. If you have any suggestions for other resources that we might consider linking to, please let us know.

Systematic reviews and new research

Cochrane Special Collections (1) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): evidence relevant to critical care, (2) infection control and prevention measures, (3) an overview of Cochrane’s ongoing and planned activities in response to Covid-19, (4) rapid reviews, (5) Cochrane Clinical Answers

South African Department of Health: Covid-19 rapid reviews.

Link to our Evidence Aid Covid-19 Evidence Collection


New Research

Cochrane the Cochrane Covid-19 Study Register

PROSPERO registered, ongoing systematic reviews for COVID-19

Trial Forge evidence packs providing up-to-date summaries of evidence for trial process interventions


Guidelines and information

Allen Institute Covid-19 open research dataset

ALNAP COVID-19 Response Portal.

ASPHER (The Association of Schools in Public Health in the European Region) Covid-19 resource page

Australian Government Department of Health Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) resources: collection of resources for the general public, health professionals and industry about novel coronavirus in English and simplified Chinese.

Australian Medical Association Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources

British Psychological Society guidance around the psychology of Covid-19

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) COVID-19 Recommendation Map for all Canadian guidelines

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2019 Novel Coronavirus resource page.

Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (University of Oxford): Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service.

Centre for Evidence Based Dermatology (University of Nottingham) Coronavirus dermatology resource

Center for Science in the Public Interest Covid-19 Evidence Hub

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress Coronavirus and emerging infectious disease outbreaks response: containing fact sheets & addditional information.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy UK guidance and regular updates during the coronavirus pandemic and specific guidance for the rapid implementation of remote consultations

Child Health Task Force Community Health Research Roundup

Communication for Development Network Covid-19 guidance

Compass Trending Topic offers hand-picked articles, tools, and project examples for social and behavior change related to Coronavirus.

Core Group COVID-19 Global Response Coordination (call dates and times and resources).

Doctors of the World (Covid 19) advice for patients in 21 languages.

Epistemonikos Foundation a database of evidence-based healthcare, information technologies and a network of experts to provide a tool for people making decisions concerning clinical or health-policy questions. The Epistemonikos Foundation coordinates the L-OVE platform which brings together all systematic reviews relevant to coronavirus.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control: Guidance to EU/EEA healthcare facilities and healthcare providers on infection prevention and control measures during the management of suspected and confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV infection.Infection, Prevention and Control Canada Information about Coronavirus.

European Commission, European Biometrics Institute, COMPARE, Elixir and EU member states European COVID-19 Data Portal

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) Networks of Excellence Knowledge Hubs: The West Africa network of excellence for clinical trials in TB, AIDS, and Malaria (WANETAM) , The Central Africa Network on Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Malaria (CANATAM), The Pan-African Network For Rapid Research, Response, Relief and Preparedness for Infectious Disease Epidemics (PANDORA-ID-NET), The Trials of Excellence for Southern Africa (TESA) Network

The Global Health NetworkGlobal Health Network Coronavirus Outbreak knowledge hub guidance on the Novel Coronavirus outbreak and an Epidemic Ethics hub

GIN- Guidelines International Network GIN: COVID guidelines are available (search ‘COVID’).

Health Education England Covid-19 for resources and e-learning for free world-wide use (international link). See the UK link here.

HIFA- Health information for All The new COVID-19 Special Topics page gives fast access to 32 hot topics within COVID-19. See the Compass link here

ICMANAESTHESIA – Working in collaboration, The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, Intensive Care Society, Association of Anaesthetists and Royal College of Anaesthetists have developed a website to provide the UK intensive care and anaesthetic community with information, guidance and resources required to support their understanding of and management of COVID-19.

International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC)Coronavirus Risk Communication and Community Engagement Strategy Africa

Imperial College London Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics Covid19 and MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis.

International Primary Care Respiratory Group information focusing on primary care and respiratory health Covid-19 open sources of information

International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC) has launched an adaptable international 2019-nCoV resources, through which investigators retain full control on the collection and handling of standardised data and samples.

Internet book of critical care (IBCC) for COVID-19.

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security 2019-nCoV Resource producing a daily email briefing plus additional resources for public health, clinical, and public policy practitioners. John Hopkins Medicine Point of Care Covid-19 guide.

LeaderNet online directory of communities of practice (CoPs) in global health

London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineCOVID-19; research into action.

MEDBOX Rapid Response Toolbox collection of the most important guidelines and resources, situation reports, communication tools, laboratory guidance, etc, including documents important for Infection & Prevention Control IPC, risk communication or Prevention & Preparedness. Resources include an anti-microbial resistance toolbox and an Issue Brief.

Minnesota University (USA) CIDRAP daily reports and Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center.

MSF Science Portal which presents MSF research including research of relevance, both directly and indirectly to COVID-19.

National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China (Chinese language): This website presents the Chinese government guidelines, news about Coronavirus.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence UK rapid guidelines and evidence reviews on Covid-19

National University of Singapore Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health SSHSPH COVID-19 Science Report.

New South Wales (Australia) Government Clinical Excellence Commission Coronavirus COVID-19 resources.

NHS England Covid-19 Primary Care Standard Operating Procedures for Dental Care Settings (Version 1).

National Library of Medicine Novel Coronavirus: Rapid access to the NLM’s GenBank sequence data at the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) data hub plus other useful information including current methods to detect and treat COVID-19.

New Zealand Ministry of Health Novel coronavirus – Resources for health professionals: containing novel Coronavirus factsheets and guidance for health professionals.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control: Public health advisory to Nigerians. Version 4 published on the 29th of February 2020. Case-definition to guide diagnosis in Nigeria. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Norway ShapeNorway hub for Covid-19 resources

PATH to support health care workers (HCWs) across low- and middle-income countries working to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Catalog of Training Resources for Health Care Workers  is a comprehensive library of around 300 existing training resources developed or made available by various organizations.

PAHO The Pan-American Health Organisation/WHO has produced this guidance for implementing non-pharmacological public health measures in populations in situations of vulnerability in the context of COVID-19.

Public Health England (PHE): The PHE Knowledge and Library Services Team (KLS) has produced this page to help those, working on the current Coronavirus outbreak, embed evidence-informed decision-making in their daily practice.

Public Health Foundation a search tool for training related to coronavirus

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners information on coronavirus

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health guidance for the clinical management of children admitted to hospital with suspected Covid-19

Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and pregnancy.

Royal Pharmaceutical Society Wuhan Novel Coronavirus.

Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Coronavirus Free Collection.

Singapore Ministry of Health resources on Covid-19

The Transplantation Society Coronavirus guideline – Update for Transplant Infectious Diseases Clinicians about the novel 2019 Coronavirus associated with viral pneumonia.

The Union a set of frequently asked questions and information regarding COVID-19, focusing on the impact on TB, and with guidance on how to maintain quality care throughout this period. The Union COVID-19 FAQs and information

The World Continuing Education Alliance free Covid-19 courses and CPD training

Transparimed Covid-19 meta-toolkit summarising the databases and resources that are tracking and compiling information on ongoing Covid-19 clinical trials.

UK Government latest information and advice on Coronavirus: Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus in China, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms.

UNICEF Innocenti‘s Children and COVID-19 Research Library

US Department of Health and Human Services homeless shelter resources for Covid-19 and resources for at-risk individuals

US Occupational Safety and Health Administration Department 2019 Novel Coronavirus: information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus outbreak.

Wellcome Trust statements on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

World Health Organization (a) Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of novel Coronavirus. (b) Getting workplace ready for COVID-19. (c) Preventing and addressing social stigma. (d) Hospital Readiness Checklist (Feb 24, 2020), e) Courses relevant for coronavirus, e) Technical guidance. f) Pan American Health Organization guidance and latest research in the Americas, including Ethical Issues raised by the Covid-19 pandemic, f) advice on the use of masks in the Covid-19 pandemic, g) new search interface for current global research on Covid-19, h) Community-based health care, including outreach and campaigns, in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic

Worldometer estimated current numbers based on statistics and projections from official organizations including the UN Population Division, World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), and World Bank.

Journal and publisher resources

BMJ access to all coronavirus resources, including free Coronavirus resources to support healthcare workers available in six languages (English, Mandarin, Spanish, Russian, Georgian and Portuguese). BMJ has also created a new ‘Best Practice’ Topic for Coronavirus available here and a patient leaflet available here. Also, ‘Talk Evidence’ (podcast) – Building an evidence base for COVID-19.

CABI over 17,000 relevant records on coronavirus from Global Health database and CAB Abstracts database free to access for three months on their new Global Health platform (a pop-up for “CABI Coronavirus Collection” will appear. Click the green button, Register to create an account, then use Redeem a voucher with a code – copy and paste in CVIW70ESHNM. The next time just Login). The coronavirus content includes research on epidemiology, prevention, and control of SARS and MERS, and research on animal coronaviruses.

EBSCO Information Services COVID-19 Portal.

Elsevier has created a free information site with health and medical research on novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The site includes scientific and medical journals and textbooks, educational products, and a variety of other resources, including a clinical toolkit and a research hub

JAMA Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) collection for diagnosis and treatment plus Q&As and podcasts.

Lancet 2019-nCoV Resource Centre: This resource brings together new 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) content from across The Lancet journals as it is published.

Nature Open peer-review platform for COVID-19 preprints an open-source platform for rapid review of preprints related to emerging outbreaks.

New England Journal of Medicine 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): A collection of articles and other resources on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.

Oxford University Press (OUP) resources on Coronavirus and related topics: to assist researchers, medical professionals, policy makers, and others who are working to address this potential health crisis.

Pan African Medical Journal special series on Covid-19

Practical Action Publishing free resources on hygiene and WASH

SSRN’s Coronavirus and Infectious Disease Research page provides a curated view into the early-stage research to help researchers, public health authorities, clinicians and the public understand, contain and manage this disease.

Up-To-Date evidence-based updates to critical clinical content in the fight against Covid-19 and Clinical Effectiveness Covid-19 resources available for all

Wiley have compiled a bank of resources for Coronavirus.

Wolters Kluwer Coronavirus Resources & Tools: for front-line clinicians and medical researchers

Non-English pages

African Federation for Emergency Medicine resources for clinical case management of Covid-19 infections in low-resource settings

Chinese guideline compilation by Lanzhou University on Novel Coronavirus (set up as a web page on Evidence Aid).

Doctors of the World have Coronavirus (Covid 19) advice for patients in 21 languages: English, Albanian, Dari, French, Pashto, Portuguese, Bengali, Vietnamese, Kurdish Sorani is available at the moment, but more languages coming soon: Mandarin, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Malayalam, Turkish, Farsi, Amharic, Tigrinya, Somali.

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control – Sources of updated information in Euorpean languages.

Italian guideline compilation by Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group on Novel Coronavirus (set up as a web page on Evidence Aid).

Japanese guideline compilation by Bukkyo University on Novel Coronavirus (set up as a web page on Evidence Aid).

Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Coronavirus information page (also in English).

Kaiser Family Foundation USA state data, policy actions, resources and glossary for Covid-19

Korean (South) Ministry of Health (한국어): Korean government guidelines and news about Coronavirus.

VOST Mexico Coronavirus Alert (Español).

World Health Organization Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of novel Coronavirus in Arabic.

World Health Organization Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of novel Coronavirus in Chinese中文.

World Health Organization Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of novel Coronavirus in French.

World Health Organization Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of novel Coronavirus in Russian.

World Health Organization Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of novel Coronavirus in Spanish (Español).

Acknowledgements: We would like to acknowledge Dr Jenny Reid (April – July 2020) and Saniya Fakhar (July 2020 – present) for coordinating this portal.