COVID-19 Planning and Guidance for Clinical Research
ACCORD COVID-19 Clinical Research Plan and Guidance
Click here for specific guidance around how to manage clinical research
ACCORD Study Specific Risk Assessment for Potential Impact of COVID-19
ACCORD Restart Risk Assessment Checklist
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Public Involvement for COVID-19 Studies
In late March the Health Research Authority became aware of concerns that COVID-19 research was taking place without adequate public involvement. They analysed the first 40 applications received through the COVID-19 fast-track study review service; only 20% of applicants said they had or intended to involve the public in their study. This compares to 78% in a similar period last year.
The Patient and Public Advisory Service in Edinburgh can provide invaluable advice and support with public involvement. For further information, contact Carol Porteous.
MHRA Guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)
HRA: Guidance for sponsors, sites and researchers
HRA: Guidance on health and social care research projects for educational research (HRA now stopped reviewing applications for individual undergraduate and masters student projects from now until further notice)