We are delighted to announce the reschedule of the much-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine safety research online ‘Open Door’ event, now taking place on Thursday 11 November 2021 from 11:30am – 12:30pm.

Vaccine safety research has played a vital role in the world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are currently four vaccines approved for use against COVID-19 in the UK, with almost 90% of the UK population having had their first dose, and over 80% fully vaccinated. This rapid vaccine rollout would not have been possible without the ground-breaking research taking place across the UK. 

This online and free open-door event is open to all members of the public. At this event, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more and ask questions about how research into the effects and safety of COVID-19 vaccines through the safe and secure access and use of health data enabled by the Data and Connectivity National Core Studies programme and the UK’s national institute for health data science, Health Data Research UK (HDR UK). 

At this event you will hear from inspirational leaders in health data science, including:

  • Lara Edwards (Senior Programme Manager, Data and Connectivity) 
  • Cathie Sudlow (Director, British Heart Foundation Data Science Centre) 
  • Steven Kerr (University of Edinburgh) 
  • Martina Patone (University of Oxford) 

Sharing insights on how this research has come together over the last 18 months and what this means for the UK moving forward, this is sure to be an insightful and engaging session. We will also focus on how input from patient and public contributors has helped to shape this important work, and there will be dedicated time for questions from the audience.  

*PLEASE NOTE: if you have previously registered for this event you will need to register again for the rescheduled time. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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