Using its popular Grand Rounds platform, the NIH Collaboratory Coordinating Center has launched a new effort to share late-breaking research and promote resources in support of clinical researchers affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Last week on Grand Rounds, we kicked off a vital new COVID-19–focused webinar series with “Clinical Trials in the Time of COVID-19.” Part of the NIH Collaboratory’s weekly Grand Rounds series, this first episode about the COVID-19 emergency featured a discussion with NIH Collaboratory co–principal investigator Dr. Adrian Hernandez, infectious disease clinical researcher Dr. Susanna Naggie, and data science and policy expert Dr. Eric Perakslis.
The special COVID-19–focused webinar series will continue on Grand Rounds in the coming weeks, including the following sessions:
- April 3: “Innovative Support for Patients with SARS-COV-2 Infections Registry (INSPIRE): Participant-Centered, Rapidly-Deployed, Digitally-Enabled Research” (Dr. Harlan Krumholz, Dr. Bala Hota, Dr. Graham Nichol, and expert panelists)
- April 10: “Hydroxychloroquine for the Early Treatment of COVID-19 in Hospitalized Adults: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial” (Dr. Sean Collins)
- April 17: The HERO Program: PCORnet® at Work to Create a Healthcare Worker Community for Rapid Cycle Evidence (Dr. Nakela Cook, Dr. Josie Briggs, Dr. Susanna Naggie, Dr. Emily O’Brien, Dr. Russell Rothman, Dr. Chris Forrest)
Recent news announcements from the Coordinating Center link researchers to developing guidance from the NIH:
- March 13, 2020: Shares COVID-19 Guidance and Resources for Applicants and Recipients
- March 16, 2020: Announces Guidance for Clinical Trials Affected by COVID-19 Emergency
We will continue to share new research, resources, and guidance as they become available.