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Information Resources on COVID

Scientific Information library guide provides a list of information resources on COVID published in journals, associations, the National Library of Medicine, search engines, guidelines, datasets, clinical trials, and global science leading agencies and associations.

The boom of scholarly publications on the SARS-CoV-2 virus during the 2020 COVID pandemic resulted in the exponential growth of scholarly publications. To gather published research articles in rapidly evolving research on COVID, the Scientific Information library guide was created in April 2020. Information is updated as new information associated with the SARS-CoV-2 virus is published in scholarly biomedical journals, open access publications, open source repositories and databases, web sites, and leading global science biomedical, scientific, and government associations.

Scientific Publications on COVID

CURE ID - web repository of novel application of existing drugs for treatment of infectious diseases. CURE ID is a collaborative project among FDA and National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.  


Temporarily RETRACTED:

Expression of CONCERN:

  • Gautret, P., Lagier, J. C., Parola, P., Meddeb, L., Mailhe, M., Doudier, B., ... & Honoré, S. (2020). Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin as a treatment of COVID-19: results of an open-label non-randomized clinical trial. International journal of antimicrobial agents.
  • Wang, X., Xu, W., Hu, G., Xia, S., Sun, Z., Liu, Z., ... & Lu, L. (2020). SARS-CoV-2 infects T lymphocytes through its spike protein-mediated membrane fusion. Cellular and Molecular Immunology 1-3.

More information on retraction is at Retraction Watch

Information on COVID Outbreak and Global Science

‘Verified’ initiative aims to flood digital space with facts amid COVID-19 crisis

"28 May, 2020. As the world unifies amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations recently launched ‘Verified’ -- an initiative aimed at delivering trusted information, life-saving advice and stories from the best of humanity. The initiative also invites the public to help counter the spread of COVID-19 misinformation by sharing fact-based advice with their communities."          United Nation COVID-19 Response



Our Response to COVID-19: A Message from the Presidents of the NAS, NAE, and NAM.

March 24, 2020.

Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21 Century Health Threats

In response to a request from the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is convening a standing committee of experts to help inform the federal government on critical science and policy issues related to emerging infectious diseases and other 21st century health threats.

                                                                                                                                         National Academy of Science. Sciences, Engineering, Medicine

Studies for the  COVID-19 Treatment 
Based on evidence from laboratory, animal and clinical studies, the following treatment options were selected:
  • Remdesivir
  • Lopinavir/Ritonavir
  • Interferon beta-1a
  • Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine


#SciDipTalks. Science Diplomacy and Pandemics: A Call for Greater International Cooperation

International Science Council

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, INGSA has created this information hub to aggregate and share the resources and discussions relating to how science advice and evidence functions in emergencies. We are looking for experts and practitioners to write commentary and analysis, share resources and opportunities, and provide input into our national policy-making tracker. For more information visit the CONTRIBUTE page.
Courtesy of INGSA.

SciTech DiploHub, the Barcelona Science and Technology Diplomacy Hub, is a pioneering nonprofit public-private partnership backed by leading research centers, universities, non-profits, startups, corporations and public institutions that positions Barcelona as a global lab in science diplomacy for cities around the world. It has the mandate to elevate the role of science, technology and cities in foreign policy and make Barcelona a more influential player on the global stage by representing its knowledge and innovation ecosystem worldwide.

Barcelona Manifesto for a city-led science and technology diplomacy.
"To everyone who is shaping the future today,

Science and technology have become a crucial tool to build strategic leverage in diplomacy and international affairs. This new role emerges from a redefinition of global challenges such as climate change, food and water security, global health and digitalization. Scientific values of rationality, transparency and universality can help underpin a better global governance and build trust between nations and societies. The soft power of science and technology enables participation and free exchange of ideas, thus contributing to progress, innovation and peace." 
                                                        Courtesy of SciTech DiploHub.

The Barcelona Manifesto has been signed by over 150 world-class scientists, tech experts, and foreign affairs and public policy professionals committed to Barcelona. 


Dr. Tmanova, informationist, coordinates DML Systematic Review Collaboration, Scientific Communication, and leads the Research Quality, and Educational Excellence initiatives. 


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