The German Central Health Study Hub COVID-19 (Study Hub) is an inventory of German COVID-19 studies covering structured health data from administrative databases, clinical trials incl. vaccination studies, primary care, epidemiological studies, and public health surveillance. The aim is to enable the findability of studies and access to structured health data to improve the management of public health data on the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike other initiatives, the Study Hub will focus not only on clinical research but also on studies relating to the consequences of the pandemic for public health, such as utilisation of healthcare services, quality of life, and the effects of social isolation. Furthermore, the Study Hub provides access to the study documents and data collection instruments like (sample) questionnaires, including information down to the variable level.
The Study Hub has been created in the project NFDI4Health Task Force COVID-19 (DFG project number 451265285), which is an additionally funded use case of the National Research Data Infrastructure for Personal Health Data – NFDI4Health (DFG project number 442326535).