Mpox (formerly monkeypox)

ISARIC has a portfolio of research activities to improve understanding and patient care for mpox. Please return to this page for study updates as the response evolves.

ISARIC Observational Cohort Study / Low-Intervention Clinical Trial

ISARIC and partners are executing a multi-centre, multi-country study to document the effects of disease and treatment in patients with monkeypox. The study is derived from an Expanded Use Protocol currently underway in the Central African Republic and is being implemented across Europe. Please return to this site for updated information and study documents.


Click here to download the study protocol

ISARIC-WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol and Case Report Form

The Clinical Characterisation Protocol (CCP) is designed to accelerate a research response to any severe or potentially severe acute infection of public health interest. The protocol and case report form enable data and biological samples to be collected rapidly, in a globally-harmonised manner. All institutions planning to collect detailed clinical data and/or samples to characterise monkeypox cases are invited to adapt and/or implement these resources at their sites.

This form is designed to supplement the WHO Monkeypox minimum dataset case reporting form with detailed clinical data.


Click here to download the CCP Case Report Form

Click here to access the CCP Global website

Click here to access the CCP UK website

Click here to access the WHO Monkeypox minimum dataset CRF

Expanded access protocol for the use of tecovirimat for the treatment of monkeypox infection in Central African Republic

In partnership with the Ministry of Health of the Central African Republic and Institut Pasteur de Bangui, we are conducting an Expanded Access Programme in which patients with laboratory-confirmed monkeypox are being offered treatment with tecovirimat – an antiviral manufactured and provided by SIGA Technologies Inc. The aim of the study is to describe the outcomes of patients treated with tecovirimat. This is the first protocolised use of tecovirimat in a monkeypox-endemic country.


Click here to view the study registration

Stigma and Mpox

Stigma occurs when a person or group is denied full social acceptance because of association with something (such as an illness) that is considered dangerous, shameful or generally negative by others in their society. Infectious disease outbreaks are often associated with stigma. Stigma is known to have negative effects on the psychological, social, and sometimes physical well-being of affected people.

Stigma surveys measure the amount of stigma in a community. They are used routinely for diseases such as HIV and, if applied to other outbreak diseases such as mpox (formerly known as monkeypox), they can help to identify and address stigma. 

Click here to learn how to be a part of our stigma-related mpox study.