ISARIC is arranging for Chair Elections in 2016, and we are now calling for nominations among our membership. If you want to nominate yourself or someone else, please read this letter from the Nominations Committee and apply by 13 May ... Read more
Zika Research Tools
Access reseearch tools designed for standardised core data capture specifically for Zika here.Learn more
ISARIC-WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol
ISARIC and WHO have developed a Clinical Characterisation Protocol for Severe Emerging Infection, including VHF (like Ebola) and SARI. Currently in review by the WHO Ethical Research Committee, master documents are available here.Learn more
An observational research study, SPRINT-SARI will prepare the world for timely action in the event of a public health emergency. It is an essential component in pandemic and epidemic research preparedness and will enhance the global capacity to collect, analyse, ...Learn more
ISARIC-WHO Data Sets
Access the ISARIC-WHO data sets for EVD, VHF and SARI as made available through the CliRes data management system here.Learn more
Updated ISARIC/PREPARE Case Report Forms for Zika Virus (version 5.3) are now available. Updates include changes to ensure that no data field is left blank and implementation of recommendations from colleagues. Read more
In response to David L. Heymann, Joanne Liu, and Louis Lillywhite’s Perspective Partnerships, Not Parachutists, for Zika Research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine on 9 March 2016, we would like to inform the outbreak research and public ... Read more
The second meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) regarding clusters of microcephaly cases and other neurological disorders in some areas affected by Zika virus was held by teleconference ... Read more
The SPRINT-SARI study has commenced recruitment at multiple sites in Europe and North America. This is an important step forward in achieving preparedness to conduct observational studies of Severe Acute Respiratory Illness during future pandemics or regional epidemics. Read more
Oxford, 11/02/16 -- ISARIC is encouraging all members to share research data within the ISARIC research community and with external collaborators working in severe emerging infections. ISARIC would like to emphasise the importance of sharing data with national and international ... Read more
Oxford, 2 February 2016 --- The WHO announced yesterday that the cluster of neurological disorders and neonatal malformations reported in the Americas constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). The decision was taken following advice from the Emergency ... Read more
A quantified freeze-dried genomic standard for molecular detection of Zika virus by molecular methods will be made available via the EVAg website in early February. It is made of an inactivated culture supernatant of strain H/PF/2013 (full sequence of the ... Read more
Since one of ISARIC’s regional representatives for the Americas, Dr Fernando Bozza (FIOCRUZ and BricNET), offered an update on the Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak in Brazil during ISARIC’s Stakeholders’ meeting in London in early December, ISARIC and partners have kept ... Read more
The aim of this website is to provide a platform for sharing and developing research priorities, protocols, data capture systems alongside the latest epidemiological and clinical management information about Zika infection. The website came about through a collaboration between a ... Read more
London, 30 November 2015 -- In an effort to improve the prospects for a rapid and coordinated clinical research response to the next outbreak or pandemic, ISARIC has brought together key Stakeholders for a global meeting held at the Wellcome ... Read more
Calls for proposals within the next three months Read more
The Experience of an Ebola Clinical Research Team in West Africa Read more
Read ISARIC's weekly updates to keep on top of Ebola & MERS-CoV reports, related articles, and more... Read more
First Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone have donated plasma within the Ebola_CP trial led by Calum Semple (ISARIC WG2 Chair) and a team of scientists at the University of Liverpool and the College of Medicine and Allied Health Services, in ... Read more
ISARIC provides a collaborative platform through which global, patient‐oriented clinical studies can be developed, executed and shared.
Protocols addressing the most important questions between and during epidemics of severe acute respiratory infections and other rapidly emerging public health threats are undertaken in order to generate new knowledge, maximise the availability of clinical information, and thereby save lives.
Read more about our protocols by clicking this link.
Professor Peter Horby is Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health. He is the former, and founding, Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Hanoi, Vietnam. Peter ...
Published on 22 Jan 2016 This Week in Global Health or TWiGH presents Global Health Out Loud with Sulzhan Bali & Jessica Taaffe. This week they discuss Zika virus. Zika ...
London, 30 November 2015 -- In an effort to improve the prospects for a rapid and coordinated clinical research response to the next outbreak or pandemic, ISARIC has brought together key ...
A study published this week has investigated the perspectives of caregivers of children with developmental disorders, including autism, in Ethiopia. Most caregivers reported experiencing stigma with over 45% feeling ashamed ...
The Vaidya’s Oath project was developed by Jagriti Theatre; a performance arts space in Karnataka, India. Performance Key to the project is a full length play, recently performed from ...
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A key expert group has recommended that the world’s first dengue vaccine be used in countries where the disease is endemic. The WHO’s Strategic Advisory ...