Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness

May 7, 2020

The COronovirus Pandemic Epidemiology (COPE) Consortium: A Call to Action



  • Collaborators from hospitals and research institutions across the country announce the COPE Consortium, a central component of which will be a COVID-19 Symptom Tracker mobile application, which will serve as a common data collection tool for epidemiological cohort studiegathering data on risk factors for COVID-19 susceptibility, clinical outcomes, and long-term physical, mental health, and financial sequelae. The COVID-19 Symptom Tracker app is intended to harmonize data and minimize participant burden.  
  • The general population is encouraged to self-report symptoms through the app, enabling identification of hotspots in need of expansion of testing or hospital capacity.   

Chan et al. (May 5, 2020). The COronovirus Pandemic Epidemiology (COPE) Consortium: A Call to Action. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention : A Publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, Cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Pre-print downloaded May 7 from