COVID-19 R&D TRACKER
Policy Cures Research has developed this tracker to help funders, policy makers, researchers and others understand the evolving landscape of R&D for COVID-19. The dashboards below track funding commitments for basic research and product development R&D, and the current status and makeup of the pipeline of new drugs, vaccines and diagnostics, allowing users to identify the key financial and scientific contributors to the global fight against COVID-19.
The dashboards are best viewed in full screen mode, using the buttons at the bottom right of the visualisations.
For a detailed explanation of the scope of this tracking effort and some of the important methodological decisions we’ve made, please see the ‘Why is Policy Cures Research doing this?’ and ‘Types of funding announcements included’ sections at the bottom of the page.
All of the funding and pipeline data behind this dashboard has been reviewed and validated, but we are relying on publicly available information in a rapidly evolving situation, and as such we acknowledge that our data will never be completely comprehensive. If you identify any errors or omissions please contact us at email@example.com.
Click the link below for key takeaways around funding and the product pipeline of at least 988 product candidates:
- COVID-19 R&D tracker analysis: 10 September 2020: A COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Results Table reviewing of the 8 most advanced vaccine candidates comparing their safety and immunogenicity profiles (based on published early-stage clinical trial results) with current funding commitments, production targets, advanced purchase commitments, as well as performance against target product profiles for use in outbreak and routine-use settings.
- COVID-19 R&D tracker analysis: 6 August 2020
- COVID-19 R&D tracker analysis: 15 July 2020
- COVID-19 R&D tracker analysis: 25 June 2020
The pipeline of COVID-19 therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostics
This dashboard provides an overview of the global pipeline of potential new vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics currently under investigation for COVID-19. The interactive sunburst on the left is linked to the table below, allowing stratification by product type, technology, target and R&D stage. Use the developer search box on the right to search by organisation.
It is important to note that our tracking approach is to count only unique candidates and combinations; while it’s useful to understand how many organisations are investigating hydroxychloroquine, the fact that the same drug is being investigated in multiple trials shouldn’t be confused with a diverse R&D pipeline.
Public, philanthropic & industry funding for COVID-19 R&D
This dashboard provides an overview of global funding commitments for COVID-19 R&D since 1 January 2020. The tree map on the left provides a breakdown of announced funding by product type, and is linked to the table below. Funding can be filtered by funder and/or recipient using the dropdowns on the right, by country (by selecting countries on the map), or by product.
In addition to funding which is provided directly to product developers by funders (the ‘Primary funding’ checkbox on the right), it is also possible to analyse funding to intermediaries (such as CEPI) and the onward funding provided by intermediaries to product developers, using the relevant checkboxes. Since funding to intermediaries and onward funding represent different parts of the same funding flow, showing both simultaneously would result in double counting and is therefore discouraged.
The full text of the funding announcements set out in the table can be accessed via the links in the ‘Announcement text’ column.