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COVID-19 Research: Resources for Funding, Publications, Data and Teaming

Northwestern investigators and clinicians have stepped up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, contributing their expertise to fight the outbreak. Across the University, many specialists also have pooled their talents to create and identify local and global research resources — including funding opportunities, publications, collaborations, and more. This multidisciplinary effort has produced the following research clearinghouse for those looking to help mitigate the COVID-19 threat.


Publications and Data Support

GALTER HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY AND LEARNING CENTER

COVID-19 Resource Guide  A clearinghouse of relevant scholarly resources from a wide range of publishers and content providers, as well as the latest COVID-19 content.

  • Keep Current Access the latest articles and research, rapid reviews, and guidelines on COVID-19.
  • Resources An aggregation of freely available professional resources from publishers and content providers, as well as freely available clinical point-of-care tools on COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2.

 

COVID evidence search and synthesis   Literature searches and evidence synthesis on topics such as healthcare workforce safety, patient care, materials science, policy, supply chains, ethics, legal and regulatory issues, media, and more.

  • Search request form Requests will be received by Galter Health Sciences Library and completed by expert searchers from Galter Library, Northwestern University Libraries, and Pritzker Legal Research Center through a strong cross-campus collaboration. Searches will be prioritized based on urgency as determined by the Northwestern COVID Collaborators.
  • Evidence synthesis/critically appraised topic reviews are available through the search request form. Search results will be used to generate evidence synthesis briefs, completed by graduate students and domain experts. Interested in contributing? Please sign up for the Chicago COVID Coalition Evidence Search and Synthesis working group.


Chicago
COVID-19 Repository   For preserving and sharing research outputs and information objects that may be relevant to local COVID-19 activities. Users are encouraged to upload their outputs in this collection to facilitate sharing and information discovery. This open resource is housed in Zenodo.

 

CHICAGO COVID COALITION

 A wide-ranging research collaboration across Northwestern’s Chicago and Evanston campuses and many partner organizations. The Coalition was initiated as a joint response from leaders at Northwestern Medicine, AllianceChicago, the Cook County Health System, and Rush University Medical Center to mobilize a large network of people and organizations aiming to develop shared data infrastructure, rapid analytics, and broad communications that support surveillance and preparedness for the COVID pandemic in Chicago. The Coalition works in close coordination with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), with additional technical support by MRAIA for data sharing and alignment with related initiatives and to ensure the prioritization of efforts that directly serve public health.

  • COVID-19 Coalition Collaborators Sign up to help with the response effort. Looking for professionals with medical, data, project management, community outreach experience.
  • COVID Response Collaborators Data Use Needs Sign up to use data (EHR data, patient primary data, hospital resource, and supply data) for relief efforts or research.
  • Chicago COVID-19 GitHub organization Facilitates research in various ways, including support for Northwestern COVID-19 teams to discover, share, and collaborate on relevant coding and software projects, including analytics, data dashboard projects, and more. 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES AND TEAM SCIENCE SUPPORT

OFFICE OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT (ORD)

 

OFFICE FOR SPONSORED RESEARCH

 

INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND MEDICINE (IPHAM)

During the pandemic, IPHAM is gathering and disseminating COVID-19 resources and tools for researchers and the public. These curated resources are developed internally and externally and are available on the IPHAM COVID-19 resources page. Email: ipham@northwestern.edu to contribute. 

 

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCES INSTITUTE (NUCATS)

  • COVID-19 funding opportunities COVID-19 funding opportunities from the NIH and beyond, including rapid response opportunities.
  • New research team development resources available for team science projects.
  • NUCATS resource page Information to enhance the efficiency and efficacy of clinical and translational research. Offers sustainable processes that identify, evaluate, facilitate, and disseminate scientific breakthroughs.

 INFOED GLOBAL

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

 

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY COVID-19 RESOURCES