COVID-19 Research Coordination and Learning (COVID CIRCLE) is a partnership between the UK Collaborative for Development Research (UKCDR) and the Global Research Collaboration for Infectious Disease Preparedness (GloPID-R). Launched in April 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, COVID CIRCLE helps align research funders to build a coherent effort for supporting COVID-19 research in, for, and with low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). To date, COVID CIRCLE has:

•Aligned funders to a set of principles for effective funding in epidemics and pandemics;
•Established a world-class tracker for funded COVID-19 research projects;
•Produced quarterly Living Mapping Reviews;
•Established a COVID CIRCLE Researcher Community;

Published a report capturing key learnings for COVID-19 research funders


COVID CIRCLE co-ordinates funding efforts, connects networks of researchers, and collates learnings to inform future epidemic and pandemic responses, particularly in lower-resource settings.

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