Mental Health Translational Research Collaboration

MH-TRC COVID-19 and Mental Health Studies Register

Funded and led by the Mental Health TRC, the COVID-19 and Mental Health Studies Register aims to help prevent duplicate efforts, and help coordinate and facilitate the development of high-quality collaborative mental health research in the UK within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are researching mental health and COVID-19, please add your research study to the register. You can also search for listed projects here.


The NIHR Mental Health Translational Research Collaboration (MH-TRC) is a national network of centres of excellence in mental health translational and clinical research that facilitates collaboration with charities and industry partners.
NIHR Mental Health TRC offers industry and charities:

  • Quicker and easier feedback to clinical research proposals
  • Partnership with service users affected by mental health problems across the country
  • Access to mental illness cohorts for experimental medicine studies
  • Accelerated translation of discoveries into better treatments.

The main focus areas of this collaboration include but are not limited to:

  • Mood disorders, particularly treatment-resistant depression
  • Early psychosis
  • Development of well-defined patient cohorts through the NIHR BioResource.

The NIHR Mental Health TRC members brings together:

  • World-class mental health clinical research facilities across nine of the NIHR’s Biomedical Research Centres and Clinical Research Facilities
  • The NIHR Mental Health MedTech Co-operative
  • Five additional centres of excellence across England, Scotland, and Wales.

The NIHR Mental Health TRC is led by chair Professor Matthew Hotopf from the NIHR Maudsley BRC and deputy chair Professor John Geddes from the NIHR Oxford Health BRC.

By working collaboratively, we can accelerate this innovation to help those with mental illness.”

Read the blog from Professor Matthew Hotopf, Chair of the NIHR Mental Health TRC

To find out more about the NIHR Mental Health TRC and how your company or organisation can partner with us , E-mail: 

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