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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Research coming to Leeds, Harrogate and York

LYPFT is currently working in partnership with a number of NHS organisations to prepare for the delivery of Covid-19 vaccine studies in the region.

It is likely that studies will begin towards the end of the year and we would like to encourage as many people as possible to consider registering their interest in taking part via the NHS COVID-19 vaccine research registry website.  Once registered, all eligible people will be invited to take part in the research.

To register, please visit where you can sign up to join the COVID-19 vaccine research registry and be contacted about taking part in approved UK coronavirus vaccine studies.

BAME Call to Action video:

Watch Omid Djalili, British stand-up comedian and actor, in this YouTube video talking about the importance of the BAME community being involved in Covid-19 research.

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.

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

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: