COVID-19 Global Research Registry and COVID-19 Working Groups for Public Health and Social Sciences

The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the urgent need for coordination, collaboration, and information-sharing among researchers worldwide.

CONVERGE, a National Science Foundation-funded initiative headquartered at the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado Boulder, has recently launched the COVID-19 Global Research Registry for Public Health and Social Sciences

The Registry seeks to build a global database of the various teams and institutes conducting research on the human and societal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The information that researchers share via the Registry will be made publicly available via the CONVERGE website. Researchers are being invited to share summaries of their projects and basic research design information via the registry form.

Researchers are invited to register their COVID-19-related project here. Registered projects should be focused on topics related to the social and behavioral consequences, policy responses, educational and economic impacts, and public health implications of COVID-19.

The form takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. The form is currently available in English and will soon be translated to Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese.

Sharing your information will help:

  • Highlight novel public health and social science research initiated in response to COVID-19
  • Expand opportunities for research collaboration and reduce duplication of effort
  • Identify unmet research needs
  • Create possibilities to share and publish research instruments, data collection and ethics protocols, and data
  • Set a comprehensive social science research agenda


CONVERGE and the Social Science Extreme Events Research (SSEER) Network has also established an initiative to launch and fund 30 COVID-19 Working Groups for Public Health and Social Sciences Research. These Working Groups are to be focused on issues and advancements in methods, ethics, and empirical topics. CONVERGE is offering $1,000 awards to those who wish to launch such COVID-19 Working Groups. To read more about this please follow this link


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You can learn more about CONVERGE and sign up for free resources at: