All COVID-19 clinical trials at a glance

24 Apr 2020

Over 500 clinical trials of potential COVID-19 treatments and interventions have been launched worldwide.


Here's a quick guide to getting data on who is researching what, where and when - and what they have discovered.


A more comprehensive overview is available for download below.


COVID-evidence now launched 

A living database of trials on interventions for COVID-19 focusing on aggregating evidence about the benefits and harms of different treatment options.

It uses automated data extraction, manual literature searches and expert review to continually compile and curate data from trial registries and other sources. Its focus is on interventions for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and clinical management of COVID-19, including drug and non-drug treatments, vaccines, diagnostic procedures, and decision algorithms. The team is adding new data fields on an ongoing basis.


Cochrane COVID-19 Study Register new resource
Continually updated, annotated reference collection of human studies on COVID-19 that aims to support rapid evidence synthesis. 

Can filter studies by type, design, aim, and randomisation (with numerous sub-categories).

Covid-19 TrialsTracker

This tracker lists all COVID-19 clinical trials and observational studies that have been registered on a WHO primary clinical trial registry or on

Data fields include trial ID number, date of registration, sponsor, recruitment status, completion date, and countries covered. The code and dataset can be downloaded.


Analysis of the entire COVID-19 trial portfolio new resource

Paper providing an overview of ongoing trials as of 20 March 2020.

Narrative discussion of multiple treatment strategies, and a listing of individual trials with details of the drug(s) used in each treatment arm, randomisation, blinding, and trial status.


EPPI COVID-19 Living Systematic Evidence Map new resource

Well-curated collection of studies and systematic reviews that collates emerging evidence, including but not limited to clinical trial results. Updated weekly, 

Other resources listed in the document include:

  • Milken Institute's COVID-19 Treatment and Vaccines Tracker 

  • COVID-19 R&D Data & Dashboard new resource

  • Cochrane's COVID-19 resources 

  • WHO's COVID-19 research portal 

  • NLM's LitCovid literature hub


This document will be updated on a running basis over the coming days, weeks and months. Please revisit this blogpost (the link will remain unchanged) regularly to access updated versions. Any sources we have missed, please let us know.

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