Check Out New NIH Resources for COVID-19 Surveys, Publications

Funding News Edition: May 20, 2020
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NIH created two new resources for researchers studying Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The first indexes COVID-19 research and the second compiles COVID-19 survey data.

COVID-19 Portfolio

The COVID-19 Portfolio is a repository from NIH’s Office of Portfolio Analysis (OPA) that contains expert-curated, peer-reviewed articles from PubMed and preprints from arXiv, medRxiv, bioRxiv, ChemRxiv, SSRN, and Research Square. Investigators can use the repository to analyze research and data in real time.

By collecting all COVID-19 related articles and materials in one place, the repository saves users time that they may have spent searching through multiple resources and databases. The portfolio complements the National Library of Medicine’s efforts to aggregate full text documents broadly related to COVID-19 and other outbreaks as well as related articles specific to the PubMed database. If you have questions or comments, contact OPA at

COVID-19 Survey Platforms

Two NIH-supported survey item platforms help collate and standardize COVID-19 related survey items and investigator contact information: NIH Public Health Emergency and Disaster Research Response (DR2) and PhenX Toolkit.

The DR2 helps researchers assess COVID-19 specific domains in addition to data collection tools and resources used in other public health emergencies and disasters. By using it, the research community can minimize the proliferation of one-off survey items, make comparisons across samples, as well as facilitate data integration and collaboration. Send any questions you have to

The PhenX Toolkit indexes a large collection of biomedical measurement protocols for researchers to incorporate into studies related to COVID-19. The Toolkit also includes a list of COVID-19-related measurement protocols taken from the surveys listed in DR2, which are available for researchers to test and consider before incorporating into their research studies. You can submit comments about the PhenX Toolkit through the Contact Form.

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