Clinical Characterisation Protocol (CCP)

Li Ka Shing Programme 2005 filling out patient clinical data | © CTMGH

Research nurses Sharon Nthala and Herbert Thole screen for suspected COVID-19 patients on the respiratory high dependency unit at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Malawi

Research nurses Sharon Nthala and Herbert Thole screen for suspected COVID-19 patients on the respiratory high dependency unit at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Malawi

The Clinical Characterisation Protocol (CCP) is designed for any severe or potentially severe acute infection of public health interest.

It is a standardised protocol that enables data and biological samples to be collected rapidly in a globally-harmonised manner.

The Clinical Characterisation Protocol (CCP) can be used for the rapid, coordinated clinical investigation of confirmed cases of COVID-19.

ISARIC offers a web-based eCRF for the CCP and can host the data. For further information please contact ncov@isaric.org.

The resources are free to use. ISARIC supports researchers to retain control of the data and samples they collect.

 

 

Information about how to operationalise the CCP.

 

More information on the CCP group can be found here. 

Resources

Case report forms

Clinical Characterisation Protocol

File tier record

Important information to adapt the CCP

COVID19 information sheets for patients:

Adults

Adult Serial Serology

Adult Extra Convalescent

Parent or Guardian

Consultee

Young (12 to 16 years old)

Child (under 12 years old)

ISARIC cartoon information for children

Document download

All the documents available on the link above can also be viewed at this Dropbox link.

We ask that ISARIC is acknowledged and informed if you implement the protocol. Ethical approval of the protocol and all necessary operational and financial arrangements are the responsibility of the investigators.

Discussion group

If you are interested in using or developing these protocols for global use, please contact gsc@isaric.org to join the networking group for the ISARIC CCP Investigators Group (Chair – JK Baillie, University of Edinburgh).