Quick Links to Trusted Resources
CADTH provides evidence for decision makers about the use of technologies (drugs, devices, procedures) in healthcare; here you will find reports specific to COVID-19.
CIHI provides data files, reports, and infographics on topics related to COVID‑19 and its impact on Canada’s healthcare system.
CANVax provides evidence syntheses, short briefs, podcasts, and webinars related to COVID‑19 vaccination decision-making, monitoring and surveillance, vaccine safety and development, program planning and delivery.
CanCOVID reports are evidence summaries prepared in response to government queries, based on best available evidence with input from the CanCOVID scientific network.
COVID-END is a CIHR-funded network with 50 world leaders in producing syntheses, technology assessments and guidelines. Find access to best available evidence on a full range of COVID‑19 topics.
A database of funded researchers in various areas of COVID‑19 research, including names, research focus, project title, and study website, if applicable. It also features publications from CITF’s experts, including a brief description of their research findings.
NACI presents evidence syntheses grouped by vaccine type, a section indicating current COVID‑19 vaccine statements, prioritization statements, research priorities statement and guidance documents.
PHAC ESG evidence reviews on COVID‑19 prepared through monitoring and review of the emerging evidence on a broad range of public health topics; reports obtained upon request via email request.
The RSC organizes COVID-19-related policy briefings and reports, as well as events, webinars, and activities.
Epidemiological data, infographics, and reports related to different aspects of COVID‑19 in Canada. Highlights include COVID‑19 data tables, interactive data visualizations, reports on social and economic impacts, and infographics related to COVID-19.
Provincial Organizations and Groups
Alberta Health Services provides COVID‑19 rapid evidence reviews, guidance, algorithms, policy briefs and infographics for use in various healthcare and public health settings.
COVID‑19 guidance, evidence syntheses and epidemiological data for use by both health professionals, employers and businesses and the public.
Evidence syntheses and guidance documents related to a variety of topics including COVID-19.
The ESN is a collaboration amongst evidence synthesis producers in Ontario and some national organizations; provides research syntheses and summaries in response to queries from decision makers. Briefing Note categories: clinical management, economic and social responses, health system arrangements and public health measures.
COVID‑19 guidance and evidence syntheses including resources related to the Ontario health sector, long-term care homes and retirement homes, symptoms, screening and testing, case and contact management, mental health, and guidance for other sectors.
COVID‑19 science briefs on four main topics: epidemiology, public health and implementation, health equity and social determinants of health, infectious diseases and clinical care, and public policy and economic impact. Includes a dashboard to display the current status of COVID‑19 in Ontario.
A daily scan of resources from public health agencies, research institutes, guidelines and technical documents, general guidelines, guidelines for health sectors and guidelines for the Ontario public health community.
COVID‑19 evidence syntheses in French, as well as future events and webinars on a variety of topics.
Selected International Organizations and Groups
Systematic reviews on more than 30 topics with subtopics including child health, infectious disease, complementary & alternative medicine, heart and circulation, etc.
A United States evidence-based practice center – provides resources and guidance on vaccines, laboratories, devices, clinical guidelines, and clinical evidence assessments.
A global resource of plain language summaries (in multiple languages) of COVID‑19 systematic reviews on a wide range of topics. Oriented to support humanitarian workers.
An international database of COVID‑19 guidelines developed using a systematic approach (GRADE) to gathering and synthesizing evidence and to developing recommendations, searchable by main subject, publication type, institution, publication country, language, journal, and year.
A United States-based collection of evidence-based resources for health professionals and health organizations, COVID‑19 rapid reviews, and supplementary evidence-based healthcare resources.
United Kingdom national guidance, recommendations, and critical assessment of evidence on specific topics to guide decisions in health, public health, and social care related to COVID-19.
A living map on global COVID‑19 evidence that displays systematic reviews, studies, and modelling by topic type and by population type, COVID‑19 status, health status, age group, occupation, gender, and social and economic status.
A searchable collection of COVID‑19 evidence, including living systematic reviews, from the Institute’s Science Program on COVID-19.
An agency of the UK government providing information on COVID-related rules, guidance, statistics and research.
Scientific advisory group established January 2020; provides scientific and technical advice to support government decision makers – see collection of reports.
The United States CDC webpage provides COVID‑19 guidance documents that are searchable by topic and by audience type.
A database of global COVID‑19 literature searchable by main subject, full-text availability, type of study, language, journal, clinical aspect, and year.
Interactive Research Tools
A CIHR-funded living recommendations map providing best available clinical, public health and health policy recommendations from key international organizations; includes contextualization for local, regional, and national decision-making.
An interactive map that provides information on seroprevalence systematic reviews, preprints, government reports and media articles. It also provides a tracker for the number of antibody tests administered, number of seroprevalence estimates and countries included.
This United States-based interactive resource provides evidence syntheses, original papers, researchers, and daily briefings on COVID‑19 topics. It uses natural language processing algorithms to provide trends, topics, and access to the latest research.
This tool tracks and visualizes debunked coronavirus claims from trusted fact-checkers around the world; includes User Guide for researchers. CanCOVID offers exemplars of how the data can be used.
Quick Links to the Published Literature
Guides to Help Search the Literature
The University of Toronto Library have developed several guides on how to search the COVID‑19 literature and offer pre-formulated search strings.