Addressing challenges for clinical research responses to emerging epidemics and pandemics: a scoping review

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Addressing challenges for clinical research responses to emerging epidemics and pandemics: a scoping review
Major infectious disease outbreaks are a constant threat to human health. Clinical research responses to outbreaks generate evidence to improve outcomes and outbreak control. Experiences from previous epidemics have identified multiple challenges to undertaking timely clinical research responses. This scoping review is a systematic appraisal of political, economic, administrative, regulatory, logistical, ethical and social (PEARLES) challenges to clinical research responses to emergency epidemics and solutions identified to address these.
Authors: Louise Sigfrid, Katherine Maskell, Peter G. Bannister, Sharif A. Ismail, Shelui Collinson, Sadie Regmi, Claire Blackmore, Eli Harriss, Kajsa-Stina Longuere, Nina Gobat, Peter Horby, Mike Clarke and Gail Carson
Citation: BMC Medicine 2020 18:190
Content type: Research article
Published on: 25 June 2020