Task Force COVID-19

NFDI4Health Task Force COVID-19


The objectives of the COVID-19 Task Force are to provide the scientific community with fast and substantial information on relevant standards and survey instruments related to COVID-19 and to build up an inventory of German health studies on COVID-19. In this way, we are strengthening cooperative medical, public health and epidemiological research based on international IT standards.

Complementary to most other initiatives in medicine, we focus beyond clinical patient data on the public health consequences of the pandemic outbreak. Our work focuses, for example, on morbidity, mortality, health care utilization, quality of life and the impact of social isolation.

Cooperation with other (COVID 19) initiatives

To achieve our goals, we closely collaborate with other national institutions and initiatives such as Nationales Forschungsnetzwerk der Universitätsmedizin (NUM), the German National Cohort (GNC) and the Medical Informatics Initiative (MII). We are in active exchange with international initiatives such as RDA, FAIRSharing, FAIRDOM or Go FAIR.