For the first time in living history, the global community is united by a public health emergency that will have significant social, economic and health impacts, the scope of which has yet to be determined. This alliance is focused on young families and children around the world that are conceived, carried and born during this time, the COVID generation (COVGEN). We are also thinking deeply about parents and about ways in which families are coming together and adapting in response to this unprecedented worldwide event.
In March of 2020, investigators across multiple institutions began sharing tools and approaches in support of global research harmonization. From those initial activities a number of publicly available instruments and subnetworks have formed. The COVGEN alliance will continue to support these activities by highlighting COVGEN activities around the world, and by providing a platform for new collaborations and research activities to organically emerge.