Studies for those with a COVID-19 diagnosis

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Some studies need volunteers who have tested positive for COVID-19. If you have received a positive COVID-19 test, you might be eligible to take part in one or more of these studies:


The PRINCIPLE study is for people aged 65 or over with symptoms of COVID-19 or those aged 50 to 64 with symptoms of COVID-19 and other specific health conditions. The study is looking to find treatments for the over 50s that can be taken at home,  helping them to get better quickly and prevent  them from needing to go to hospital.

The GenOMICC Study

The GenOMICC COVID-19 Study is looking for people over the age of 18 who tested positively for COVID-19. This study is led by the GenOMICC consortium and Genomics England and aims to find out why some people are more severely affected by the virus than others by analysing and comparing whole genome sequences.

To do this, the study needs people who closely match the age, gender and ethnicity of the people who were severely affected. Since many of those with severe reactions were people from ethnic minority backgrounds or older people, the study is especially keen to hear from those groups. It requires all participants to supply a small blood sample for sequencing and analysis.

If you would like to register to participate in the study, please visit the study website. If the GenOMICC team find that you are a good match for an existing patient, either now or in future, they will contact you to ask you to take part.

The Canine Detection Study

The canine detection study whereby dogs are being trained to detect people with COVID-19 to prevent the spread of infection and reduce unnecessary quarantine. The team are currently closed to recruiting volunteers but there will be more information available in September.

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