COVID-19 Update & Resources

COVID-19 pandemic resources and information
(last updated 20 April 2020)


COVID-19 webinars

In response to the risk to clinical trials, ARCS is running free weekly webinars focused on COVID-19. These are going to be highly effective in helping everyone understand what is happening and what strategies different groups are adopting to keep our trials going as effectively as possible. The webinar series is called ‘COVID-19: considerations and strategies for running trials during the pandemic’.

The purpose of this webinar series is to provide information, advice, and a chance to discuss how COVID-19 will impact clinical trials in Australia. There will be 10 webinars, each targeted at a different clinical trials area, as follows:

23-Mar-2020: Part 1  – Investigators and Study Coordinators

31-Mar-2020: Part 2 – Peak Bodies and TGA

06-Apr-2020: Part 3 – Jurisdictions: Federal/States

20-Apr-2020: Part 4 – Ethics Committees and Governance

28-Apr-2020: Part 5 – Role of Clinical Trial Sponsors

04-May-2020: Part 6 – Academics

11-May-2020: Part 7 – Private Sector

18-May-2020: Part 8 – Pharmacovigilance and Regulatory Affairs

25-May-2020: Part 9 – Clinical Trials for COVID-19 Treatment and Prevention

01-Jun-2020: Part 10 – Trial Participants

Please direct all questions regarding this webinar and its content to:


COVID-19 Guideline

TGA and NHMRC  – COVID-19: Guidance on clinical trials for institutions, HRECs, researchers and sponsors

FDA – FDA Guidance on Conduct of Clinical Trials of Medical Products during COVID-19 Pandemic (update 16 Apr 2020)

EMA – Guidance on the Management of Clinical Trials during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic (update 28 Apr 2020)


COVID-19 Resources for anxiety, stress & wellbeing

Feelings of anxiety are common in the uncertainty of COVID-19. Black Dog Institute has a variety of tools and resources can be accessed by anyone, anywhere to help deal with this stress.  Below is a list of evidence-based tools and resources that Black Dog Institute provide for you and your community with anxiety, stress and mental wellbeing to help settle the mind.

Digital tools

  • Online Clinic | Free online mental health assessment tool for people over the age of 18
  • myCompass | Personalised self-help tool for your mental health
  • Headspace | Guided-meditation app

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