Name: International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infection Consortium – Comprehensive Clinical Characterisation Collaboration (ISARIC 4C)
Principal Investigator: Professor Peter Openshaw (Co-lead)
Leading Institutions: Imperial College London
HDR Innovation Gateway Metadata Rating: Platinum
The team at ISARIC 4C have been preparing for a respiratory pandemic years before the global spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19.
Thanks to this foresight, ISARIC 4C’s investigators were able to recruit, as well as collect data and biological samples, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now the data of over 270,000 patients across England, Scotland and Wales is now live and discoverable on the Cohort Discovery Search Tool. In total, there is information on 270,230 patients who had both data and samples collected, as well as 2,510 data-only patients.
These were patients of all ages who were admitted to hospital with COVID-19, as well as patients in hospital who were subsequently diagnosed with COVID-19.
ISARIC 4C is a key partner of UK-CIC.