COVID-19 resources for researchers

This page provides access to journal articles, datasets and other resources on COVID-19 and related issues for researchers.


  • Hub for scientific information on COVID-19:

LitCovid is a literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is a central access point to relevant articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access.


  • Some Publishers make coronavirus (COVID-19) content freely available and reusable. An overview can be found in this research tip.


  • The Coronavirus Research Database of PROQUEST curates openly available content related to coronaviruses. This database brings together trusted content from journals, preprints, conference proceedings, dissertations and more related to COVID-19 and other coronaviruses. This database brings together, next to the content from open-access journals, also pre-prints and additional content being made freely available by major publishers from around the world.



  • COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) and the COVID-19 Data Portal. The Data Portal  was launched in April 2020 to bring together relevant datasets for sharing and analysis in an effort to accelerate coronavirus research. It enables researchers to upload, access and analyse COVID-19 related reference data and specialist datasets as part of the wider European COVID-19 Data Platform.


This database collects unpublished manuscripts from medRxiv (pronounced “med-archive”) and bioRxiv (pronounced “bio-archive”). It is a free online archive and distribution server for complete but unpublished manuscripts (preprints) in the medical, clinical, and related health sciences. Preprints are preliminary reports of work that have not been certified by peer review. They should not be relied on to guide clinical practice or health-related behavior and should not be reported in news media as established information.



  • World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) shared a fact sheet with information that reflects the epidemiological observations and research. The current pandemic of COVID-19 is being sustained through human to human transmission. Animal infections with SARS-CoV-2 have been reported by several countries. It is important to monitor infections in animals to better understand their epidemiological significance for animal health, biodiversity, and human health. This Q en A webpage collects specific information and recommendations on the COVID-19.


  • Research communities

Research communities, like CoronaWhy, is a globally distributed, volunteer-powered research organisation, trying to assist the medical community’s ability to answer key questions related to COVID-19