The Covid-19 pandemic represents a global emergency, so it is very important to face the scientific and research challenges derived from this health emergency to offer solutions for the present and the future. In this context and in response to the pandemic, the GCAT project wants to put its grain of sand in the fight against Covid-19 with a new research project: the COVICAT study. COVID-19 Follow-up Study in the CATalonia Cohorts.

We want to assess the symptoms of Covid-19 disease, and the factors associated with pathology, immunity, transmission, susceptibility, and prognosis. We also consider that we must study how the pandemic affects people, specifically the effect that this isolation causes on physical and mental health.

That is why we ask GCAT participants to answer a first online questionnaire with questions about life habits and how the virus has affected them and their environment.

For 12 months we will recontact 4 more times so that they answer a small online follow-up questionnaire to ask about the symptoms of Covid-19 disease.

This study is carried out with the collaboration of the Barcelona Global Health Institute (ISGlobal), and includes 25,000 people from diferent cohort studies all over Catalonia.

We want to thank Gureak Marketing company for the operative support to this study.

Here you can download the informative documents about this study (in catalan).

For any questions you can contact us by writing to gcatbiobank(ELIMINAR)@igtp.cat or to covicat(ELIMINAR)@igtp.cat