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Global research database
WHO is gathering the latest international multilingual scientific findings and knowledge on COVID-19. The global literature cited in the WHO COVID-19 database is updated daily (Monday through Friday) from searches of bibliographic databases, hand searching, and the addition of other expert-referred scientific articles. This database represents a comprehensive multilingual source of current literature on the topic. While it may not be exhaustive, new research is added regularly.
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The WHO evidence retrieval sub-group has begun collaboration with key partners to enrich the citations and build a more comprehensive database with the inclusion of other content. The database is built by BIREME, the Specialized Center of PAHO/AMRO, and part of the Regional Office’s Department of Evidence and Intelligence for Action in Health.