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.
OP218 Searching Preprint Repositories For COVID-19 Therapeutics Using A Semi-Automated Text-Mining Tool
This is a conference abstract that was presented (orally) at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the HTAi held virtually at Manchester, UK