Coronavirus clinical research collated in free information centre

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Elsevier creates a free information centre to bring together latest coronavirus clinical research. The online information center provides one-stop access to the latest medical and scientific information from across Elsevier’s journals and clinical resources.

For the benefit of healthcare professionals, medical researchers and the public, Elsevier has created the Novel Coronavirus Information Centre with free information in English and Mandarin on the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV.

The information centre on Elsevier Connect brings together relevant content from Elsevier’s medical journals, textbooks, clinical experts and information solutions, along with resources from other information providers and major health organisations. Also available is information typically used by practicing nurses and doctors, plus resources designed specifically for patients and their families.

Elsevier’s team in China is preparing a similar information center for its local website.

This follows The Lancet’s publication of the first coronavirus clinical data.

As of Jan. 26, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that the number of reported confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has increased by 694 cases since the previous day’s situation report. A total of 2,014 confirmed 2019-nCoV cases had been reported globally, and of those, 1,985 cases were reported from China, including Hong Kong SAR (five confirmed cases), Macau SAR (two confirmed cases) and Taipei (three confirmed cases). Fifty-six deaths have been reported to date (52 deaths in Hubei province and 4 from outside Hubei).

Elsevier’s Novel Coronavirus Information Center is curated by a group of clinicians and other experts at Elsevier, and will be updated frequently with the most current research and evidence-based information available.

The information center on Elsevier Connect will be updated continuously. The site also links to other authoritative resources, including the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the WHO. Sites for health authorities in other affected countries are also listed.

“As a member of the research and health community, we want to support healthcare professionals, clinical researchers and policy makers in understanding how this new virus works, and so we have brought together the best available information in this free, one-stop information centre,” said John Danaher, Managing Director, President, Global Clinical Solutions, Elsevier. “This site aligns with Elsevier’s commitment to provide free access to key medical and scientific research and information for patients and their caregivers.”

For more information, please see this story about Elsevier’s free Patient Access programme.