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CollPan - Collateral effects of the pandemic

CollPan researches the collateral health effects of pandemics in order to enable surveillance in the future. Through evidence-based and sustainable research, the aim is to establish a surveillance infrastructure to protect society in general and vulnerable groups in particular. To this end, a structured mapping of collateral effects, risk factors and existing interventions and therapies against collateral effects will be carried out. These will be investigated in the general population, in selected patient groups particularly affected by collateral effects (mental illness, cancer and infectious diseases) and among employees in health and scientific institutions, divided into seven work packages (WP1, 2a-c, 3a-c) and four core facilities (WP4a-d) (see figure).

Overview of the work packages in the CollPan project © CollPan (Source Image)

To achieve these project goals, existing data from registries and routine data platforms are used and new data are collected. The Core Unit Digital Medicine and Interoperability is involved in CollPan's work with existing data and is particularly concerned with reviewing and advising on their accessibility in line with the FAIR principles. The results from CollPan are to be processed in systematic reviews and for guidelines and the data collected is to be integrated into the NUM infrastructures. The results and recommendations are also to be addressed to the public transparently and quickly.

The project is being coordinated by Charité together with Bochum University Hospital. A total of 25 university hospitals as well as the Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim and the Ruhr University Bochum, Faculty of Psychology are also involved. The project is being carried out in close cooperation and interaction with all relevant NUM structures and projects.

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