COVID-19 research studies

COVID-19 research studies

Watch Vaccines for All: a community conversation about covid-19 vaccines research

Vaccines for All - a community conversation about COVID-19 vaccines research

Following the opening of the new Vaccines Trials Centre in Bethnal Green, we held a community conversation on Monday 7 December, with faith and community leaders, healthcare professionals and clinical academics. The session included a series of short talks to discuss Covid-19 vaccines research and why it's important that people from all ethnicities, ages and health groups take part. If you missed it, you can now watch the recording here.

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Taking part in COVID-19 clinical trials and studies 

If you are a patient presenting with COVID-19 symptoms at one of our hospitals, you may be approached with information about clinical trials and other studies we are running and we will invite you to consider taking part. To help you decide whether you want to take part, a member of staff will explain what the study or studies involve and answer any questions you might have. They will also give you patient information sheets (PIS) about the studies. You are under no obligation to say yes, and your standard care will not be affected if you decide not to take part.

In cases where a patient with COVID-19 symptoms, is unable to consent to take part in a study themselves, we will approach their next of kin to ask their opinion whether the patient would want to be involved or not. If you know already that taking part in COVID-19 research is something you would like to do, talk to your next of kin and share your views with them.

Learn more about COVID-19 research

British Heart Foundation COVID-19 hub

For more information on heart conditions and the coronavirus, nurses answering your questions, emotional support and the heart helpline.

NIHR Be part of research - frequently asked questions about COVID-19

UKRI Coronavirus explained

FutureLearn free online course 

This FutureLearn, free online course, covers how COVID-19 emerged and was identified , how it spread, public health measures for COVID-19 worldwide and what we need to address going forward. This course is open to anyone working in health or members of the public interested in learning more about the virus. 

Trials Connect - COVID-19 study information  (put together by a patient-led group) 

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) latest COVID-19 news.

Read about others who have taken part in research

In 2018/2019 over 1 million people took part in research. This public participation has helped provide valuable knowledge to help people live healthier and better lives now and in the future. 

Read about the experiences of others taking part in research at the NIHR website and the Healthtalk website 

All COVID-19 clinical trials open at Barts Health

Barts Health list of clinical trials (all) (please note you will need to zoom in to read details) 

Basic COVID-19 science studies involving procedures with human participants

Barts Health basic science studies (please note you will need to zoom in to read details)

COVID-19 studies looking at data

Barts Health studies looking at data list (please note you will need to zoom in to read details)