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Research into the longer term effects of COVID-19 in non-hospitalised individuals- Funding Panel Meeting Minutes

 

Contents

Date and Location:

Held on Friday 22 January 2021 Online Virtual Meeting

 

In attendance:

Professor Tim Peters (Chair)

Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone (Deputy Chair)

Professor Peymane Adab

Professor John Campbell

Professor Alison Condliffe

Professor Adam Cunningham

Professor Pamela Davis-Kean

Stephen Edgar

Professor Barbara Hanratty

Professor Jennifer Harris

Professor Nusrat Husain

Monique Jackson

Professor Frank Kee

Professor Nick Lemoine

Professor Jill Manthorpe

Professor James Moon

Professor Marcus Munafo

Professor Bertha Ochieng

Professor Jude Robinson

Professor Catherine Sackley

Professor Cathie Sudlow

Professor Sally Wyke 

Professor Sue Ziebland

 

Apologies:

Dr Rhian Daniel

Professor Sir Stephen Holgate

Professor Colin Palmer

 

NIHR/UKRI Office:

Yvette Arku-Nelson (NIHR)

Matthew Bolton (NIHR)

Tamsyn Derrik (UKRI)

Tracy Duffus (NIHR)

Tom Hutchinson (NIHR)

Ayesha Iqbal (NIHR)

Nikolett Jozsika (NIHR)

Claire Kidgell (NIHR)

Kasia Kuleszewicz (NIHR)

Ben Morgan (NIHR)

David Pan (UKRI)

Louise Richards (UKRI)

 

Observers:

Michael Bowdery (Health and Care Research Wales)

Alan McNair (Chief Scientist Office, Scotland)

Emma Spencelayh (DHSC)

Ursula Wells (DHSC)

 

Applications considered

COV-LT-0003: Hyperpolarised XEnon Imaging in Long-COVID Patients (HELP)

Conflicts: Professor Sue Ziebland, Professor Marcus Munafo, Professor Alison Condliffe,  Professor Catherine Sackley and Professor James Moon

Outcome: Reject

 

COV-LT-0005: Symptom patterns and life with long-term COVID-19 in children and young people: the SPLaT-19 study

Conflicts: Professor Nusrat Husain

Outcome: Reject

 

COV-LT-0006: DECODE Long Covid: A Community-based Extension to GenOMICC & DecodeME

Conflicts: Professor Nick Lemoine and Professor Cathie Sudlow

Outcome: Reject

 

COV-LT-0009: Characterisation, determinants, mechanisms and consequences of the long-term effects of COVID-19: providing the evidence base for health care services

Conflicts: Professor Frank Kee, Professor Sue Ziebland, Professor Tim Peters, Professor Jill Manthorpe, Professor Cathie Sudlow, Professor James Moon, Professor Catherine Sackley and Professor Marcus Munafo. Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone assumed the Chair.

Outcome: Conditional support

 

COV-LT-0013: Therapies for Long COVID in non-hospitalised individuals: From symptoms, patient-reported outcomes and immunology to targeted therapies (The TLC Study)

Conflicts: Professor Peymane Adab and Adam Cunningham

Outcome: Conditional support

 

COV-LT-0014: UnLoCT: Understanding Long-COVID for Prevention and Treatment

Conflicts: Professor Jill Manthorpe, Dr Jennifer Harris, Professor Nusrat Husain, Professor Catherine Sackley and Professor Frank Kee

Outcome: Reject

 

COV-LT-0015: Research study into Ethnicity And Long-COVID syndromes in healthCARE workers (REAL-CARE)

Conflicts: Professor Jude Robinson, Professor Sue Ziebland, Professor Sally Wyke, Professor James Moon, Professor Jill Manthorpe, Professor Nusrat Husain and Professor Catherine Sackley

Outcome: Reject

 

COV-LT-0016: LION - the Long Covid Immune-Inflammatory Origins Network

Conflicts: Professor Nick Lemoine, Professor Peymane Adab, Professor Adam Cunningham, Professor Nusrat Husain, Professor Jill Manthorpe, Professor Catherine Sackley and Professor Sue Ziebland

Outcome: Reject

 

COV-LT-0019: The impact of COVID-19 and the associated pandemic on the health of children and young people (CYP).

Conflicts: Professor Cathie Sudlow

Outcome: Reject

 

COV-LT-0020: UK Long COVID Research Partnership (CORePa)

Conflicts: Professor Nick Lemoine, Professor Jude Robinson, Professor Sue Ziebland, Professor Jill Manthorpe, Professor Catherine Sackley, Professor Cathie Sudlow, Professor Sally Wyke and Professor Tim Peters. Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone assumed the Chair.

Outcome: Reject

 

COV-LT-0022: Non-hospitalised Children & young people (CYP) with Long Covid (The CLoCk Study)

Conflicts: Professor Sue Ziebland, Professor Tim Peters, Professor Marcus Munafo, Professor Nusrat Husain, Professor Cathie Sudlow, Professor James Moon, Professor Jill Manthorpe and Professor Catherine Sackley. Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone assumed the Chair.

Outcome: Conditional support

 

COV-LT-0028: RE- FRAME long Covid (Research and Evaluation For Recovery: a study exploring Mechanisms, Epidemiology & interventions in people with long-Covid: a Northern Universities Consortium)

Conflicts: Professor Alison Condliffe, Professor Barbara Hanratty and Professor Nusrat Husain.

Outcome: Reject

 

COV-LT-0040: REACT Long COVID (REACT-LC)

Conflicts: Professor Nick Lemoine, Professor Adam Cunningham, Professor, Barbara Hanratty, Professor Peymane Adab

Outcome: Conditional support

 

COV-LT-0042: RETURN: Longcovid Remote Evaluation and Treatment Utility Research Network

Conflicts: Professor Frank Kee, Professor John Campbell, Professor Jill Manthorpe, Professor Cathie Sudlow, Professor Barbara Hanratty, Professor Sue Ziebland and Professor Catherine Sackley

Outcome: Reject

 

COV-LT-0045: REcovery FOr Long-Covid -19 in USual care (REFOCUS)

Conflicts: Professor Jude Robinson, Professor Sue Ziebland, Professor Jill Manthorpe, Professor Nusrat Husain, Professor Catherine Sackley and Professor Tim Peters. Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone assumed the Chair.

Outcome: Reject

 

Triaged applications:

The Panel confirmed the following applications were declined at triage:

COV-LT-0018: Long-COVID's biopsychosocial synergies and organisational and socioeconomic implications: An interdisciplinary longitudinal study (Long-COVID-BEACON Study)

COV-LT-0024: Defining Impact, Symptomatology, and Causes of long COVID to Engineer Rational Interventions DISCCOVERI,

COV-LT-0029: The Impact of Long COVID on the Lives of Children

COV-LT-0032: ASPIRE-LongCOVID: Long COVID During Pregnancy and the First Year of Motherhood: Phenotypic Presentation and Models of Care 

COV-LT-0039: STIMULATE-ICP: Symptoms, Trajectory, Inequalities and Management: Understanding Long-COVID to Address and Transform Existing Integrated Care Pathways