COVID Connect: What More Can The NIHR Do To Support Research During The COVID-19 Pandemic And How Can The Public Support This?



COVID Connect brings together CRN leaders and members of the public to discuss key topics related to the delivery of research during the COVID-19 pandemic. In November 2020, six members of the public, including some who have lived experience of participating in COVID-19 therapeutics (treatment drug) trials in hospital, joined Dr William van’t Hoff, NIHR CRN Chief Executive to discuss what more can the NIHR CRN do to support research during COVID-19 pandemic?
Key findings: Research matters to patients and the public and they want to be involved. The NIHR should use COVID-19 as an opportunity to engage more people with research, and involve the public in sharing key messages. There is a greater role for public partners in the NIHR CRN, but also the public needs locally-specific information about research participation.

Publication date: 1st January 2021

Date added to Learning For Involvement: 19th April 2022




  • Covid-19

Resource Type

  • Report

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