2019 Novel Coronavirus Global Research and Innovation Forum: Towards a Research Roadmap

May 1, 2020

This presentation by Prof Yazdan Yazdanpanah, published by the Global Research and Innovation Forum, presents a global roadmap for the control of COVID-19. The roadmap defines research priorities regarding how to stop the transmission of COVID-19, and how to mitigate its impact, as well as a governance framework from an ethics point of view. The proposed priorities for the basic science researches include diagnostics, virus isolation, sequencing, immunodiagnostics, clinical characterization, and clinical trials of existing drugs. In addition, epidemiological studies with regard to transmissibility, disease severity and susceptibility and evaluation of control and mitigation measures are proposed. Infection control and human/animal interface, including the environment to observe genetic relatedness to other animals Coronavirus are also addressed.