COVID-19 National Core Studies
The COVID-19 National Core Studies are a crucial part of the UK’s ongoing pandemic response. They are enabling the UK to use health data and research to inform both our near and long-term responses to COVID-19, as well as accelerating progress to establish a world-leading health data and research infrastructure for the future.
NCS impact reports
The COVID-19 National Core Studies Programme was initiated by Sir Patrick Vallance in October 2020. The studies report quarterly on their impact on the UK’s response to COVID-19, the Open Science data, tools and resources they have created, and how they are helping the UK prepare for other health threats.
Read the latest impact report:
NCS monthly updates
Monthly news, key findings and things to look out for from the National Core Studies programme are archived below. You can sign up to our monthly updates using the form at the bottom of the page.
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Find and request access to National Core Studies data and resources
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Data Sharing Principles
Each study is working to an agreed set of data sharing principals.
Patient and Public Involvement
Find out how we are involving patients and the public and how to get involved.