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 have COVID-19 now, you can self enrol in the Principle study.
- 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.
We’re also working on restarting research across all research phases, treatment types and conditions, which was paused due to the pandemic. Our current priority is your safety when attending appointments and taking part in research. Read more about how we are keeping you safe in your research appointments.
NIHR regularly updates its resources for patients and the public and the Be Part of Research website, with new information. Here you will find frequently asked questions and links around COVID-19 research, including vaccine studies.