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Coronavirus: Support for research related to COVID-19

8 April 2020


Get your study supported or funded as high priority

COVID-19 Urgent Public Health Research is being prioritised to gather the necessary clinical and epidemiological evidence that will inform national policy and enable new diagnostic tests, treatments and vaccines to be developed and tested for COVID-19.

Support is available to prioritise, coordinate and deliver these studies, regardless of sponsorship and funding source. This support includes expedited identification of sites to ensure appropriate geographical distribution of Urgent Public Health Research to maximise recruitment and minimise over-commitment of resource.

To be considered for this support, you should:

Clinical and research experts will review the submitted studies and may signpost applicants to additional resources that may be available for the study, for example funding opportunities or research delivery support.

The information you provide on your study will enable the experts to make recommendations for supportĀ via the Department of Health and Social Care.

The set-up and delivery of studies confirmed as part of the COVID-19 Urgent Public Health Research response will then be expedited by all necessary organisations across the research, health and social care systems.

The NIHR will coordinate oversight of all COVID-19 Urgent Public Health Research to optimise set-up and delivery.

Find out more about the government support for research related to COVID-19.


First published 8 April 2020