Guidelines available early in the covid-19 pandemic had methodological weaknesses and neglected vulnerable groups such as older people. A framework for development of clinical guidelines during public health emergencies is needed to ensure rigorous methods and the inclusion of vulnerable populations.

27th May 2020 • comment
15th November 2018 • comment

Global research platforms receive €30M to combat Zika   Oxford --21 October 2016, ISARIC members are part of two successful bids to the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme that will set up multinational and multi-disciplinary research consortia to combat Zika virus (ZIKV) infection and build pandemic preparedness in Latin America and the Caribbean over the next 3 to 5 years, the European Commission announced today.

21st October 2016 • comment

Video of Professor Peter Horby, the University of Oxford, on how he and his team set up clinical trials in the heart of the Ebola outbreak.

26th November 2015 • comment

The ISARIC-WHO Clinical Characterisation Protocol for Severe Emerging Infection, with supporting documents. Under WHO ERB review.

29th October 2014 • comment

Professor Peter Piot, LSHTM, talks about Ebola and implications for Africa and understanding future epidemics at the Martin School, University of Oxford, 16th October 2014.

17th October 2014 • comment

Access the WHO/ISARIC Clinical Characterisation Protocol for Severe Emerging Infection (v7), which is currently being rolled out in the UK. Site files for other countries will be made available in due course.

11th September 2014 • comment

You can download protocols from a variety of sites implementing the ISARIC-SARI-BSProtocol by selecting the document from the list on the right. 

21st July 2013 • comment

Singapore SARI BSP Documents

by Kajsa-Stina Longuère

ISARIC/WHO BSP sampling plan and CRF adapted by the Singapore Severe Acute Respiratory Infection Study Group, available for download.

11th July 2013 • comment

A bibliography for articles that may be of interest when treating patients diagnosed with novel coronavirus.

20th February 2013 • comment

A CRF aiming to provide feedback on the process to inform future work with ethical committees and regulatory agencies.

23rd January 2013 • comment

ISARIC - Inernational Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium broadcast a statement outlining proposals for a research agenda with regards to the novel coronavirus, through ProMED on December 8th. The statement includes a description of potential observatinal studies, RCTs, a sampling plan, and suggestions for possible interventions.

10th December 2012 • comment

A sample plan for sample collection with regards to a potential novel coronavirus outbreak, developed by Kenneth Baillie and ISARIC's Working Group 3.

8th December 2012 • comment