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We are conducting a world-wide scientific study to assess the possible relationships between respiratory illness (e.g., COVID-19, influenza or the common cold) and their effects on smell & taste.

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About us

In response to anecdotal reports of the loss of smell and of taste in people who have tested positive for COVID-19, a group of international smell and taste researchers have united to study how, when and why this is happening and what it can tell us about the Coronavirus.

This inclusive group, called The Global Consortium of Chemosensory Researchers (GCCR), consists of open-science contributors: transdisciplinary scientists, clinicians, and patient advocates from all over the world.

Because the systems of smell and taste are related, so are the symptoms of loss of these senses. Yet the loss of the sense of smell after a virus, such as a common cold, affects many people, whereas the loss of the sense of taste is reported much less frequently.

The GCCR wants to know if smell loss is a frequent symptom of the Coronavirus and if it is accompanied by taste loss.