Capacity

 

Over the past few years ISARIC has responded to MERS, Ebola, Zika, Monkeypox, Lassa fever, and to COVID-19. This has included preparing standardised data collection tools, a clinical trial of plague treatment regimens, an expanded access programme for a novel therapeutic for Monkeypox and writing & disseminating an observational protocol for emerging pathogens (CCP), which recently recruited for COVID-19, MERS, Acute Severe Hepatitis in Young Children and Monkeypox cases.

There is a critical need to empower clinical researchers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) to lead the research response to epidemic infections.  We have been building a portfolio of research capacity building initiatives, to support emerging clinical researchers in exchanging knowledge, gaining confidence in their research and leadership skills, developing local and regional research agendas, and ultimately increasing the international footprint of their institution both within ISARIC and further afield.

Collaboration is at the core of everything we do and our research capacity strengthening programmes focus on reaching out to, and working with a number of regional and international initiatives such as the ISARIC Career Development Fellowship Scheme, localised training initiatives e.g. Preparedness research/clinical research resources, Clinical REsearch During Outbreaks (CREDO) training curriculum, and our work in LMIC regional capacity building for the roll out and follow-up of COVID-19 patients using the Clinical Characterisation Protocol (CCP).

 

Clinical Research During Outbreaks (CREDO)

Tile subhead - A training curriculum developed in conjunction with WHO TDR to support investigators in Low- and Middle- Income countries (LMICs) to generate clinical evidence during infectious disease outbreaks

ISARIC Regional Hubs

Tile subhead - ISARIC partners in Brazil, Ghana, Pakistan, and the Philippines have formed Regional Hubs. Learn more about how ISARIC have supported the operationalisation of the CCP during the pandemic

Career Development Fellowship Scheme

Tile subhead - Hear from some of ISARICs fellows and their research projects

Publication library

Visit this section to find ISARIC’s articles, studies and more.

Latest news

Children hospitalised with Omicron did not have a higher risk of experiencing long-term health issues compared to other infections, finds latest study

Children hospitalised with Omicron did not have a higher risk of experiencing long-term health issues compared to other infections, finds latest study

8 February 2024: A new study finds that children hospitalised with initial COVID-19 variant showed more signs of dermatological, fatigue, gastrointestinal, sensory, and sleep issues, as well as behavioural and emotional problems.

Public health vision led by ISARIC partners aims to tackle Nipah virus

Public health vision led by ISARIC partners aims to tackle Nipah virus

15 January 2024: In a new paper published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, researchers based in Bangladesh, Oxford and Geneva call for a comprehensive public health framework to counter Nipah virus and other neglected infectious diseases with pandemic potential.

Draft Framework for Clinical Trials Now Open for Feedback

Draft Framework for Clinical Trials Now Open for Feedback

18 December 2023: The International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infections Consortium (ISARIC) is working with partners to create a framework on endpoint selection for clinical trials for outbreak-prone infectious diseases. This call for a public consultation invites feedback on what the framework does well, what could be improved and the limits of its potential application.