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.

Useful links

Useful links

Health Research Authority advice on research during COVID-19 is available on the HRA website.

MHRA advice on CTIMPS and medical device studies during COVID-19 is available online.

University of Nottingham research updates.