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Healthcare and research join forces against SARS-CoV2

List of activities related to Sars-CoV2 and our field of research

Information for patients and physicians (in German only)

German Society for Rheumatology (DGRh)
New online register "covid19-rheuma"
Rheuma Liga (Patient Organization)
Rheuma patients should under no circumstances discontinue their medication without consulting their physician.

Background, case numbers, latest development

World Health Organisation - WHO - Office for Europe
Latest information about the Covid-19 outbreak
Robert Koch Institute - RKI
The Robert Koch Institute is continuously monitoring the situation, evaluating all available information, estimating the risk for the population in Germany and providing health professionals with recommendations.

Current research activities

What is going on in Germany?

Initiatives of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research
An additional 145 million euros for research on the coronavirus has been released.
New call from the German Research Foundation (DFG)
Call for proposals for interdisciplinary research on epidemics and pandemics caused by the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2
The National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
The Leopoldina National Academy advises on the coronavirus pandemic.

International Activities

New Action Plan of the European Commission
On April 7 2020, the first 10 priority actions of the "ERAvsCorona" Action Plan against the COVID-19 pandemic have been released. It covers first short-term coordinated actions.
ERA Corona Platform
The "ERA CORONA Platform" offers an overview of all current funding activities as well as other initiatives in this context.
European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS)
The European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) is a non-profit umbrella organisation representing 35 European immunological societies, including associations from Eurasia and the Middle East.
International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS)
The IUIS offers Webinars and calls for experts.

Activities at the DRFZ fighting the coronavirus

Latest research activities at the DRFZ
Further information on latest research activities and links providing information for patients.