Living mapping and living systematic review of Covid-19 studies
Randomized Trials (excluding Traditional Chinese Medicine trials)
994 RCTs recruiting
Randomized Controlled trials
Weekly update: September 14, 2020 to September 18, 2020
Over the past week we have screened 4185 records.
On September 2, we have updated the study protocol with respect to:
We identified and now report seven new RCTs on our website:
We present this week a new page presenting the mapping of vaccine trials and a page presenting the living systematic review of vaccine randomized controlled trials We identified seven trials assessing several potential vaccines for COVID19 and we present data on one trial:
We have also included and presently extracting four new RCTs comparisons.
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Our main activities
We are performing a living mapping of ongoing research followed by a living network meta-analysis of study results as soon as they are available.
- We are searching and extracting data from RCTs registered in ICTRP once a week (the WHO updates its registry every Wednesday).
- We are updating the living mapping and evidence synthesis on our website once a week (every Friday).
- A living mapping of studies registered is now available: it is possible to filter studies by type of pharmacological treatment, registration date, study aim, severity scale. An interactive map showing the clinical trials per country is also available. This data visualization was developed by a team from the LIRIS laboratory (CNRS/École Centrale de Lyon) in the context of a large collaboration with the CNRS. Several other teams from CNRS have offered their help for this project to contribute to the fight against Covid-19. As a result, more graphs and tables are currently being developed and will be soon available on our website.
- We are screening the L.OVE platform and the the Cochrane COVID-19 Study register platform every day to identify results of RCTs.
- We are collecting data from all RCTs identified. The main characteristics of trials, including a complete description of the assessment of each risk of bias domain with support for judgement and forest plots are available here. The Evidence profile and Summary of Findings (SoF) tables for most of the comparisons are also available online and the missing ones are currently being designed.
- We are contacting all investigators of ongoing trials to obtain the trial protocol and results as soon as available.
- Several databases of the reference list for modeling studies, observational studies, RCTs and non-RCT studies and studies we excluded from our systematic review are available online . Users of datasets published by the Covid-NMA project are required to acknowledge the source with an appropriate citation. We recommend using the following format: Authors. (Year). Dataset title [Data set]. Repository. DOI
For more information on our methods see our protocol here.
This work received some funding from the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), the World Health Organization (WHO), Cochrane France, Center of Research in Epidemiology and StatisticS (CRESS), Centre d’Epidémiologie Clinique (GHU Cochin, Hôtel Dieu, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP) and Université de Paris) and the Federal Ministry of Health, Germany