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Our response to COVID-19
More than one million people have taken part in COVID-19 research across the UK. Taking part in COVID-19 research is vital to finding and testing effective treatments, diagnostics and vaccines, making these accessible to NHS patients as quickly as possible. There are a number of ways you can help:
if you don’t currently have COVID-19, you can sign up to the NHS COVID-19 Vaccine Research Registry to let researchers know you are happy to be contacted about taking part in COVID-19 vaccine studies. Researchers are always learning more about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines and need the help of volunteers to find results.
Every day thousands of patients, carers and the public go the extra mile to help NIHR make research happen. From taking part in clinical trials to working in partnership with researchers, clinicians and health professionals to improve the quality of our research, how it is designed, delivered and then used to change treatment and care.
Their contribution to our work since we started has been huge and we value it greatly. For it means we can do the best research which is most relevant to the health and social care needs of our diverse nation.