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COVID-19 Research Project Tracker
UKCDR & GloPID-R UKCDR and GloPID-R have developed a live database of funded research projects on COVID-19 that will help funders and researchers identify gaps and opportunities and inform future research investments or coordination needs. The tracker includes i) new research projects funded to date from the dataset sources, ii) heatmap of these projects against the research priorities set out in the WHO Coordinated Global Research Roadmap: 2019 Novel Coronavirus, March 2020, ii) interactive world map to search research projects by research location, funders and by WHO R&D priorities, iii) supporting information on funding calls and iv) links to other sources of information.

Global coalition to accelerate COVID-19 clinical research in resource-limited settings
Most of COVID-19 clinical trials are planned to happen in high-income countries – very few in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. An international research coalition is calling for accelerated local research and manufacturing needed in resource-limited settings, with weak health systems. The importance of this coallition was also highlighted by Nature here.



Cambridge-Africa highlights useful links related to the response to COVID-19 in Africa – sources of information, webinars and blogs – here


Latin America

Cambridge Latin America research and implementation community
Formed by 92 members, including 22% of PIs/UTOs and the representation of partnerships in 15+ countries and all six University of Cambridge Schools (registrations here). Cambridge Global Challenges and the Centre of Latin American Studies, which jointly convened the founding group, may be able to facilitate your work in the region – whilst encouraging working groups to address the #low-and-middle-income-countries channel at the "Cambridge Science/Tech Covid19 response" Slack platform in a first instance. Please contact if we can be supporting your work.




Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.


Join the Strategic Research Initiative

Register to Cambridge Global Challenges and to the SRI's mailing list here.


Learn about the support we provide 

Information on how Cambridge Global Challenges can support your research is shared here.


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