Queensland COVID-19 research

This page of Queensland’s research related to the COVID-19 pandemic is compiled from information provided by Queensland universities and research institutes.

While many of our researchers are working on potential vaccines, treatments and other medical interventions, other researchers are applying their expertise to other impacts of the pandemic upon our economy and other aspects of society. The data includes immediate research activity, recent relevant work, proposed research (subject to available funds) and other responses using the resources and expertise of our research organisations.

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  • Queensland hospitals begin testing drugs in COVID-19 clinical trial April 2020

    Queensland hospitals (see collaborations) have started testing two potential treatments on patients with COVID-19 as part of an international clinical trial involving The University of Queensland. Patients admitted to participating Queensland hospitals after testing positive for the disease were involved in the Australasian COVID-19 Trial (ASCOT) study, being led by the Doherty Institute in Melbourne. Queensland hospitals are working with researchers to help test the effectiveness of an HIV drug and a malaria medication for treating COVID-19 at 11 of the state’s hospitals and Wesley Medical Research. The Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital pharmacy is approved by the Therapeutics Goods Australia to undertake the packing and distribution of the ASCOT study investigational medications to hospitals across Australia and New Zealand. The randomised response adaptive trial will allow researchers to objectively assess whether patients who receive a specific treatment fare better, worse or the same as patients who receive a different therapy. The ASCOT trial involves 2500 patients at more than 70 hospitals, covering every state and territory of Australia, and 12 hospitals in New Zealand.

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    Centre for Clinical Research
    The University of Queensland

    Contact details
    Prof David Paterson
    +61 7 334 66074
    • Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital
    • Princess Alexandra Hospital
    • Caboolture Hospital
    • Cairns Hospital
    • Logan Hospital
    • Mackay Base Hospital
    • Mater Brisbane
    • Redcliffe Hospital
    • Sunshine Coast University Hospital
    • The Prince Charles Hospital
    • Townsville Hospital and Health Service
    • Wesley Medical Research
    • Trial lead: Peter Doherty Institute
    • Funders:
    • Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Foundation
    • Australian Government
    • The Anthony Pratt Foundation
    • Wesley Medical Research
    • Minderoo Foundation
    • Health Research Council of New Zealand
    • Australian Partnership for Preparedness Research on Infectious Disease Emergencies

Other Queensland COVID-19 initiatives

Queensland Government
Coronavirus (COVID-19) business assistance finder
Life Sciences Queensland
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Key Australian COVID-19 initiatives

Australian Academy of Science
Rapid Research Information Forum (RRIF)
COVID-19 Expert Database

Key international COVID-19 initiatives

CORD-19 (COVID-19 Open Research Dataset)
Free database of 130,000 plus COVID-19 open research papers