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OP218 Searching Preprint Repositories For COVID-19 Therapeutics Using A Semi-Automated Text-Mining Tool

Post Type: Conference
Technology Category: Methods
Year: 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a significant surge in clinical research activities in the search for effective and safe treatments. Attempting to disseminate early findings from clinical trials in a bid to accelerate patient access to promising treatments, a rise in the use of preprint repositories was observed. In the UK, NIHR Innovation Observatory (NIHRIO) provided primary horizon-scanning intelligence on global trials to a multi-agency initiative on COVID-19 therapeutics. This intelligence included signals from preliminary results to support the selection, prioritisation and access to promising medicines.