Africa CDC Research Tracker
This section provides links to research reports on COVID-19 and related public health issues. It aims to make the results of those research activities available to more scientists and researchers in Africa and from around the world.

COVID-19 tracker
A mapping tool that lets you scroll through a timeline for nCoV, SARS, H1N1, and Ebola (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)

COVID-19 vaccine development tracker
Track COVID-19 vaccine candidates as they progress throught the development pipeline. Developed by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Vaccine Centre. 


The ODK-X community produces free and open-source software for collecting, managing, and using data in resource-constrained environments

KoBo Toolbox
KoBo Toolbox is a free open-source tool for mobile data collection, available to all. It allows you to collect data in the field using mobile devices such as mobile phones or tablets, as well as with paper or computers. It is being continuously improved and optimised particularly for the use of humanitarian actors in emergencies and difficult field environments, in support of needs assessments, monitoring and other data collection activities. The adaptation of KoBo Toolbox for humanitarian use was a joint initiative between OCHA, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

R2HC Research Ethics Tool
The R2HC Research Ethics tool  has been developed to provide guidance on research ethics for public health researchers interested in applying to the R2HC programme and also for other researchers working in humanitarian crisis contexts.


Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID) Repository
CMMID at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a multidisciplinary grouping of epidemiologists, mathematicians, economists, statisticians and clinicians from across all three faculties of LSHTM. View their latest research and interactive apps related to COVID-19.

Tips for collecting primary data in a Covid-19 era
This live repository brings together experiences of, and resources for, collecting remote primary data in a Covid-19 era. These materials come from books, journal articles, newspaper articles, blogs and webpages, and include experiences of doing participatory, qualitative and quantitative research, through to ethical issues that may be faced and how to deal with them. This resource will be updated, and will draw on other organisations compiling similar lists. 

Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform - Updates on the novel COVID-19 outbreak for responders

A selection of resoruces created by the Social Science in Humanitarina Action Platform (SSHAP) and other relevant resources from the sector. SSHAP focuses on the social dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cross-cutting themes are the political economy of the epidemic and responses to it, diverse forms of knowledge and experience, state-society relationships, history and context.


LSHTM COVID-19 Publications A non-exhaustive repository of COVID-19 related scientific publications undertaken by LSHTM researchers since the beginning of the outbreak.

UN COVID-19 Research Roadmap The Roadmap is a commitment and a guide to make use of research to determine how COVID-19 socio-economic recovery efforts can be purposefully designed to stimulate equity, resilience, sustainability and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

WHO Global Literature on Coronavirus Disease

The Lancet COVID-19 Resource Centre


Communities in humanitarian settings: COVID-19 micro-trainings
The goal of the training package is to improve the capacity of NGOs to implement community-centered COVID-19 pandemic response approaches in humanitarian settings and increase awareness of how such approaches impact the overall response. Across three modules focusing on different components of a community-level response—risk communication and community engagement (RCCE), infection prevention and control (IPC) and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); and community health programming (CHP)—this training will address the challenges of a community-centered COVID-19 response approach, and provide practical tools and solutions grounded in the experiences of current COVID-19 response actors across the globe.

Vaccine Development: Finding a Vaccine for COVID-19 and Future Pandemics 
Learn how new vaccines for infectious diseases work, and how a vaccine for COVID-19 could be developed quickly and safely.

Scientific Writing (English)
This course originated as a three-day scientific writing workshop for global Field Epidemiology Training Program residents and emerging authors. Materials were converted to an e-learning course to expand reach and increase flexibility and convenience for learners. The course includes both infectious and non-communicable disease examples.

CoronaNet Learning Platform : Intro to R

Ethics in epidemics, emergencies and disasters: Research, surveillance and patient care e-Learning course 

Good Clinical Laboratory Practice e-Learning course

Ethics in epidemics, emergencies and disasters: Research, surveillance and patient care e-Learning courses

Online Communities of Practice

OpenCOVID-19 Initiative
OpenCovid19 is a JOGL program that develops open-source and low-cost tools and methodologies that are safe and easy to use in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The OpenCovid19 program is powered by a global community of 4000+ volunteers and experts who create solutions to better prevent, detect, and treat COVID-19, and to help forecast the pandemic’s evolution.

COVID-19 Research Implementation and Knowledge Hub
The ability to undertake research should be equitable across the globe and we need to engage in all types of studies across all settings and care contexts. The aim of this hub is to ensure that research teams can find the support, tools, resources and guidance that they need to aid their studies during this rapidly evolving situation. Using shared and open protocols, tools, virtual working groups and live virtual workshops we can raise research standards and enable easier and better data sharing.

COVID-19 Support Hub 

A selection of resources to support humanitarian innovators and researchers responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19).



Guidelines and Policies

WHO Country and Technical Guidance - COVID-19 (WHO)

Africa CDC COVID-19 Resources