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Our alumni Emilia Sitsofe Antonio and Sopuruchukwu Obiesie ( 2019-2020 cohort) as well as our alumni Zineb Bentounsi and Vitalis Fambombi Feteh (2018-2019 cohort), Gerald Jamberi Makuka and Roland Ngu (2017-2018 cohort) have contributed to this systematic review on independent trials aiming to answer similar questions.

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"Since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak was first reported in December 2019, many independent trials have been planned that aim to answer similar questions. Tools allowing researchers to review studies already underway can facilitate collaboration, cooperation and harmonisation. The Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO) has undertaken a living systematic review (LSR) to provide an open, accessible and frequently updated resource summarising characteristics of COVID-19 study registrations."

Read the systematic review: Baseline results of a living systematic review for COVID-19 clinical trial registrations on the Wellcome Open Research website

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