How It Works

The Registry is a collection of top coronaviruses and SARS-CoV-2 research, timely curated and vetted by experts. The Registry is designed for researchers, healthcare providers, & students who look for a one-stop shop of authoritative information of fundamental research on SARS-CoV-2.


How is information gathered and organized on the Registry?
Starting with CZI Meta as the input, the articles will be triaged by categories/subcategories and sent to the assigned curators for further review. Curators will provide recommendations to the Curator-in-Chief who will decide what articles will be posted on the Registry site.
What kind of materials will be published on the Registry?
Registry will focus on reviews and research & review articles, both published and preprints. We also share COVID-19 educational materials for researchers and students. Later, we can explore novel ideas, opportunities for collaborations, databases, etc.
Do the articles on the Registry only come from ASM journals?
No, papers from all journals & pre-prints sources are considered and reviewed.
Does the Registry include papers related to medical care/patient management?
We will focus on publications on basic science, translational science, and clinical trials. The registry will not include articles related to patient management.
Will all papers get selected on the Registry be freely available to read & download?
Most journals including ASM’s journals are making COVID-19 articles freely available. However, we will encounter situations where curated articles are behind the paywall.
Who are Curators?
Curators are leaders in their particular scientific discipline with extensive experience in studying coronaviruses or other microbial agents.
Do Curators perform peer review?
No. The work is selected based on the best judgment of the Curator(s). The goal of the curation is to help the scientific community quickly get up to speed with current, relevant, and scientifically sound COVID-19 research. Certainly, many of the curated articles have already been published and gone through peer-reviewed.
What are the criteria for a publication/pre-print to be curated?

Curated works for the Registry must meet at least two criteria:

  1. They add value to the current state of knowledge or fill a needed gap in understanding.
  2. They are scientifically sound.


Legal Notice and Disclaimer

The scientific information contained in the COVID-19 Research Registry (Registry) is being provided by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) as a service to the scientific community during this time of critical response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In the interest of disseminating this information quickly, ASM is presenting the information in this Registry "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. ASM does not endorse, approve, or certify such information, nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of such information. Use of such information is voluntary, and reliance on it should only be undertaken after an independent review the information. Reference herein, or in any of the information appearing in the Registry, to any specific commercial product or publications does not imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by ASM of that product or publication.

In no event shall ASM or its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives or volunteers be responsible for any damages or other consequences resulting from use of or reliance on the information in this Registry or from use of information found at linked Internet websites or in any respect for the content of such information.  ASM and its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives and volunteers shall not be responsible for, and expressly disclaim all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on such information.

The Registry, and in some instances, specific information appearing in the Registry, are under development.  Changes may be made to the Registry and the information referenced in the Registry at any time.