Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
For up to date information regarding COVID-19 please go to the CDC Website
In response to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the CLIC and CTSA Program have created several communication venues for members of the CTSA Program to share information and identify potential research collaborations focused on COVID-19. This respiratory disease is caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death. Learn more about coronaviruses from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) as well as the World Health Organization (WHO). The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is responding to the outbreak. The CDC is updating its site as new information becomes available where you can find information about the outbreak, travel information, preventing the spread, and protection from COVID-19
Collaborate and Share Information
NCATS and CLIC are partnering resources to facilitate discussions around COVID-19. Specific research or translational discussions should use the CTSA Program Response to COVID-19 Discussion Forum to discuss and identify efforts to manage the Coronavirus outbreak. Learn more about how to join a Discussion Forum and join in on the conversation on COVID-19. You can also view the NCATS Getting Started resource for using the DF.
Please share your hubs’ events, news, educational content and other resources about COVID-19 by posting them on the CLIC website using the tag "COVID-19". View all posted hub information about COVID-19 on the COVID-19 tag page. For information on how to share content, please check out the CLIC Library video on Sharing Content. We have provided a comment section below for short inter-consortium communications about hub efforts around COVID-19.
Specific Funding Opportunities
Current NIH Funding Opportunities Specific to COVID-19 can be found on the NIH Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding specific to COVID-19. Also, consider applying to the CLIC Synergy Paper RFA. Learn more about Synergy Papers and review the open RFA.