CONSISE has developed standardized research protocols for Influenza, MERS-CoV and Zika Virus (ZIKV)

For more information, support in adapting these protocols for local use or support in the implementing any of these studies, please contact Maria Van Kerkhove (

CONSISE has drafted several standardized research protocols for influenza, MERS-CoV and Zika Virus (ZIKV).  Our standardized protocols have all been developed with large numbers of technical experts, including WHO and incorporate knowledge and experience learned from conducting epidemiologic studies all over the world.

All standardized protocols have been designed to maximize the likelihood that epidemiological, clinical and exposure data and biological samples are systematically collected and shared rapidly in a format that can be easily aggregated, tabulated and analyzed across many different settings globally. We encourage any and all study centres to contribute to this effort regardless of resource availability or patient volume. Ownership of the primary data remains with the individual sites.

We work closely with the World Health Organization in the development of all of our protocols, and also with our sister organization ISARIC (the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium), which focuses mainly on clinical research.

CONSISE Protocols Under Development





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