Fast-tracked new COVID-19 projects meet areas of urgent need

APPRISE has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with fast-tracking of 16 new projects designed to fill critical areas of research need across a range of disciplines. APPRISE has also adapted and activated existing infectious disease platforms and studies to respond to COVID-19.

Some of the new projects are co-funded with CREID, a related infectious disease research centre. The projects are designed to shed light on urgent research questions for COVID-19 (see below) and the virus that causes it – SARS-CoV-2, formerly known as 2019-nCoV.

Download the list of new COVID-19 projects.

Public health and diagnostics research questions

  • Can recent exposure to SARS-CoV-2 be detected in blood?
  • Which nucleic acid diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2 is best?
  • How at-risk are healthcare workers when using personal protective equipment and what is the prevalence of asymptomatic infection and transmission?

Clinical research questions

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 laboratory research questions

Ethics, social and community research questions