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Be Part of COVID-19 Vaccine Research

05th November 2020

NHS researchers in Yorkshire and Humber are working together to help find a vaccine for COVID-19. We are recruiting now for the next stage of clinical trials to help find a vaccine.

Alongside local partners, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has created a new video to share information about this:

To sign up visit: https://nhs.uk/ResearchContact

Yorkshire residents urged to take part in community Coronavirus trial

22nd October 2020

Our local NIHR Clinical Research Network advises:

"Following a significant rise in the number of cases across parts of Yorkshire, residents are being urged to sign up and take part in a national priority COVID-19 clinical trial from the comfort of their own homes."

Read more about the PRINCIPLE trial here:

https://local.nihr.ac.uk/news/yorkshire-residents-urged-to-take-part-in-community-coronavirus-trial/25952

Local update on the PRINCIPLE trial

16th October 2020

As shared in the Telegraph & Argus: "A leading Bradford pharmacist is carrying out ground-breaking work with the GP practices across the city to recruit people to join a clinical trial that uses two antibiotic drugs to treat COVID-19."

Read more: 

https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/18797736.ground-breaking-work-bradford-key-covid-treatment-trial/

Leeds vaccine trial featured on ITV news

13th October 2020

Last night ITV News covered the start of the Novavax study in Leeds.

You can watch this online: 

https://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2020-10-13/covid-vaccine-study-to-recruit-hundreds-of-participants-in-leeds

Phase three COVID-19 vaccine study recruits its first participants in Leeds

13th October 2020

The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine research trial has launched a recruitment site in Leeds today.

Find out more:

https://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/research/news-blogs-and-events/latest-news/2020/10/13/phase-three-covid-19-vaccine-study-recruits-its-first-participants-in-leeds


Be Part of COVID-19 Vaccine Research

05th November 2020

NHS researchers in Yorkshire and Humber are working together to help find a vaccine for COVID-19. We are recruiting now for the next stage of clinical trials to help find a vaccine.

Alongside local partners, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has created a new video to share information about this:

To sign up visit: https://nhs.uk/ResearchContact

PRINCIPLE trial update

27th October 2020

The PRINCIPLE trial has recruited over 1300 people so far and is still looking for participants.

The trial aims to find treatments for COVID-19.

To find out how you can get involved please visit the study website: https://www.principletrial.org/participants/how-to-join-the-trial

National update about student research

27th October 2020

The Health Research Authority has released the following information:

"A pause on health and social care research projects for educational purposes has been extended until September 2021.

The decision is in line with national priorities for NHS/HSC to support COVID-19 studies and the restart of clinical trials, and recognises the continuing pressure of the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision has been taken in collaboration with partners in the devolved administrations.

We are not reviewing applications for individual undergraduate and master’s student research projects until September 2021."

Find out more, including information about other ways to gain experience of health and social care research, at the Health Research Authority website: 

https://www.hra.nhs.uk/about-us/news-updates/update-health-and-social-care-research-projects-educational-purposes/

Open Access Policy Review

26th October 2020

The National Institute for Health Research is reviewing the NIHR open access policy for peer-reviewed research publications and is seeking views.

There are still two weeks left to share your thoughts; the deadline for is 10th November 2020.

Find out more and share your views here: 

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/about-us/open-access-policy-review.htm

Research Ethics Committee (REC) positions available

19th October 2020

The Health Research Authority (HRA) has launched a campaign to recruit more Research Ethics Committee members. The HRA is looking people who are passionate about health and social care research to review applications for research studies. 

Find out more at the HRA website: 

https://www.hra.nhs.uk/about-us/committees-and-services/res-and-recs/become-rec-member/