his pilot initiative is coordinated by ICODA and is an open funding call that seeks to identify and support research studies using health data to address major COVID-19 research questions. It also seeks to involve patients and wider communities in both study design and governance. While this is a global call, priority will be given to research proposals involving researchers from lower and middle-income countries (LMICs).
This pilot Grand Challenges ICODA COVID-19 Data Science initiative is an open request for grant proposals. The desired outcome is to fund studies that will facilitate research collaboration among researchers to address major COVID-19 research questions and reduce the harm of the current COVID-19 pandemic, while fostering global, multi-disciplinary collaborations.
Proposals may focus on one of a range of COVID-19 research areas, including: 1) natural disease history, epidemiology and transmission; 2) vaccines and prophylaxis; 3) infection, prevention and control; 4) therapeutics; 5) clinical management.