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Additional support for researchers during COVID-19

COVID-19 clinical trials at NUH

Since March 2020 our research has focused on finding new treatments and vaccines as well as increasing our knowledge of COVID-19.

During the first phases of the Pandemic, our staff, facilities and resources were deployed to deliver Urgent Public Health studies and to support our services such as Intensive Care across our hospitals.

Our work on COVID-19 and Long Covid research continues, led by a dedicated team based in the NIHR Nottingham Clinical Research Facility and working with our world-leading experts in the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre. Since September 2020 we have increasingly re-introduced our planned programme of research, starting with the highest priority areas for our patients.

New guidelines and protocols

Where needed locally, we developed new guidelines and protocols for managing and amending clinical trials in the light of COVID-19 requirements. These are published in our online document library.


Training information for the delivery of Urgent Public Health COVID-19 trials at NUH is available in our Research Futures website. 

Advice on your trial

All research trials should be risk-assessed using current national and NUH COVID-19 to guidelines to ensure the continued safety of patients and staff. 

If you need help or support in managing your research trial during COVID-19 please contact Research & Innovation.

Funding and grants

If you need advice and information about current research funding, grant applicatons or for research costs arising out of COVID-19 please email us.

Patient and Public Voice

We have developed a number of virtual and online opportunities for our patients and local people to continue to be involved in developing our research. To request support for your trial, please email us.

Helping you to do clinical research in Nottingham

We are research

Highly skilled scientists and clinical researchers across all healthcare professions are essential for the discovery of new ways to advance treatments to improve the health of our patients.

We support all health and care professionals to be involved in clinical research in our hospitals and through our centres of excellence.

Dedicated support for research

Whether you want to develop your own research trial or work as part of an existing team of researchers, the NUH Research and Innovation Team ensures that you have access to dedicated expertise, facilities, staff and resources to deliver high quality clinical research. 


By working with industry and commercial research partners, we can help you to take your innovation from initial idea to real-world testing and evaluation.

How we help your research

In these online pages you will find a range of useful information to help you to set up a new trial, manage an existing trial and deliver world-leading clinical research at NUH.

Documents and templates

You can read and download all of the current documents and templates for clinical research at NUH from our document library.