COVID-19 Research Studies

A number of research studies are open for participants to take part in to help us better understand the impact that the COVID-19 virus is having, both in terms of how it is spread and the effect the pandemic is having on our mental and physical health.

Details on each study and how you can get involved are listed below.  We know this is potentially a really difficult and uncertain time for many people and if you need any advice or support on how to take care of your own mental wellbeing, please visit our Support for your mental wellbeing page.

Clinical Characterisation Protocol for Severe Emerging Infections in the UK (ISARIC_CCP)

The purpose of CCP-UK is to study COVID-19 to better understand its spread and behaviour by analysing biological samples and data from patients across the UK who have tested positive for the virus.  LYPFT is involved in data collection only.

Data from this important study will help to answer urgent questions about the virus and provide real-time information about the disease. It is hoped the study could help to control the outbreak and improve treatment by generating important evidence.

Psychological impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and experience: An international survey

This study aims to explore the psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic.  It is an international survey that will investigate cross-culturally what factors may support people’s wellbeing. Identifying behaviours that enhance resilience during this time will inform countries what resources are likely to be needed following the pandemic for to support psychological wellbeing. The international aspect of the survey will identify any cultural differences caused by the scale of the outbreaks effect across countries and any differences to government responses and restrictions.

The questionnaire will be repeated after six months to allow for the development of the epidemic and measure the impact of restrictions being in place for a longer time period.

The study is open to anyone over the age of 16 and is designed to explore the psychological impact of COVID 19 on:

  • General population
  • Individuals with pre existing vulnerabilities and mental health conditions
  • Healthcare professionals

You can complete this survey online, it will take approximately 15 minutes to complete online.

Repeated Assessment of Mental Health in Pandemics Study (RAMP) – open to anyone over the age of 16 in the UK.

This is a nationwide study investigating the association between the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and mental health and wellbeing. Any UK resident over 16, with access to the internet can take part.

For more details about the study, including the participant information sheet please visit https://rampstudy.co.uk/

This survey and app did not require formal R&D approval but we are including them for your information and interest.

Join Zoe – open to any one over the age of 18 

Kings College London have launched an app which tracks symptoms related to COVID-19, allowing anyone to self-report daily. The app takes one minute to self-report daily, even if you are well.

This app will help scientists identify; high-risk areas in the UK and who is most at risk, by better understanding symptoms linked to underlying health conditions and how fast the virus is spreading in your area.

To find out more and to download the app visit: https://covid.joinzoe.com/

Research questionnaire into design and fit of PPE in Healthcare

The University of Bath is conducting research which aims to look at the differences in fit of various types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in healthcare settings.  The survey is not related to any lack of supply of PPE during the current pandemic.

You can take part online at https://bathreg.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ppe-fit.  It should take no longer than 5-6 minutes to complete.