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Sars-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Information Resources

PenARC have collated a list of useful COVID-19 related resources for researchers. We anticipate that these will develop over time and aim to keep them updated:

UK Guidance Curated Information Resource Pages
International Guidance Research and Scientific Publications
Datasets Search Strategies
Research Mapping Myth Busters
Evidence Summaries Information and Guidance


UK Guidance


UK Government 

Information for the public, and for workers in all sectors, education, healthcare, transport:   


Advice for the public: 


Rapid guidelines and evidence reviews: 

International Guidance




UK Cases dashboard 

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control 


 Research Mapping

COVID-19 Network Meta Analysis: a living mapping of ongoing research:

EppiCentre: COVID-19: a living systematic map of the evidence:


Evidence Summaries


Best Practice: 

Oxford Centre for Evidence Based Medicine 

Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service 




COVID-19 Evidence Collection 


McMaster University

COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews:



Collection of critically appraised​ COVID systematic reviews:


University of Edinburgh


Curated Information Resource Pages

PHE      **Recommended resource**  

NHS Knowledge and Library Services 

University of the Highlands and Islands 

Highland Health Sciences Library: Coronavirus resources 

Research and Scientific Publications


Database of publications on coronavirus disease (COVID-19):  

NLM NCBI (PubMed) 



COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 preprints from medRxiv and bioRxiv:   



Special Collections: Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence relevant to critical care: 


All the evidence produced by Epistemonikos and the international COVID-19 L·OVE Working Group in response to the COVID-19 emergency: 

Search Strategies


Medical Library Association 



Myth busters 

iHealth Facts

Health Claims -  Fact checked:

WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public

Myth busters:


Information and Guidance

Information, guidance and resources to support the respiratory community during the COVID-19 pandemic:

British Thoracic Society: COVID-19 Advice for the respiratory community

Blogpost highlighting the SPACES (Sharing Patient Assessments Cuts Exposure for Staff) principle:

MindEd COVID-19 Resilience Hub:






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