Published: 17 June 2022
Researchers, study participants and members of the public are today recognising the hard work of all of those involved in COVID-19 research by supporting #Red4Research.
The NIHR is turning red to show support and thank everyone who makes research possible. To get involved; wear something red, then print or make a #Red4Research placard, take a photo and share your support on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #Red4Research.
The Research and Development (R&D) Forum set up #Red4Research Day in 2020 to encourage people to wear red to demonstrate their support for COVID-19 and other research.
Now in its third year, #Red4Research is an opportunity to showcase the life changing work, legacy and new innovative research systems and techniques that have emerged from research during the pandemic. #Red4Research is also a way to thank and recognise everyone that contributes to research; from cleaners, researchers, volunteers, to family members that support everyone involved in research.
Professor Lucy Chappell, Chief Executive of the NIHR, said: “Health and care research gives us new and better ways to cure and care. So a huge thanks from me to all the UK's amazing researchers, and all our fantastic research participants. I'll be wearing red today with pride!”
Sally Humphreys, #Red4Research Day Founder, said: “Research doesn’t just happen, people make it happen – research participants, patients, professionals, volunteers and regulatory bodies all collectively working together. Research continues to offer a beacon of hope for the future with everybody playing their part.”
NIHR staff will be sharing posts on social media wearing red, sharing the hashtag #Red4Research and the NIHR will be sharing posts on its Twitter account and LinkedIn page. Make sure to tag @NIHRresearch so we can help share your messages of support.
Check out the #Red4Research hashtag on Twitter to join in with the conversation and to discover more assets for the campaign, you can visit the #Red4Research website.
If you’re interested in taking part in COVID-19 research visit the Be Part of Research website to learn more about how to take part in a study.