Additional support for researchers during COVID-19
Prioritisation of COVID-19 clinical trials
There is a new prioritisation process to manage the set-up of new COVID-19 related research trials. You can find details of this process on the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) website.
To prioritise our clinical research resources to support Urgent Public Health COVID-19 research, we have established a COVID-19 Research Prioritisation Committee through Nottingham Health Science Partners. You will find full details of the Committee and the Expression of Interest form to submit your COVID-19 proposals in our COVID-19 document library.
New guidelines and protocols
Where needed locally, we will develop new guidelines and protocols for managing and amending clinical trials in the light of COVID-19 requirements. They will be 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 section of this website.
Advice on your trial
Current research trials should be risk-assessed in the light of COVID-19 to ensure the safety of patients and staff.
If you need help or support in managing your research trial during COVID-19 please contact a senior member of our Research Delivery Team:
- Juliette Verheyden (for vaccine and early phase studies delivered through the NIHR Nottingham Clinical Research Facility)
- Nicola Hall (for training, staff recruitment and staff wellbeing)
- Claudia Woodford (for COVID-19 trials)
- Sarah Fleet (for non-COVID-19 trials)
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 established a COVID-19 Patient and Public Voice Taskforce to respond rapidly to requests from researchers for input and advice on COVID-19 research proposals. To request support for your trial, please email us.
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.