Our Current Funding Call

The most recent funding call launched in September 2021.

Read our press release

Open the funding call information

Expanding on the incredible work of the UK health research community in supporting policy makers to understand and respond to COVID-19, the Data and Connectivity National Core Study (led by Health Data Research UK in partnership with the Office for National Statistics) and The Alan Turing Institute are working in partnership with research teams across the UK to support nine new research projects, awarded total of £2m, that tackle ongoing, urgent questions about the virus and support future pandemic preparedness.

The nine projects will be delivered by 16 collaborating universities across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The projects, funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will seek to answer vital research questions and will utilise and improve the data infrastructure assembled through the Data & Connectivity National Core Study programme, in partnership with the UK network of Trusted Research Environments (TREs).

There are over 90 National Core Studies datasets discoverable across TREs via the Health Data Research Innovation Gateway 

These projects are:

Our Previous Funding Call

12 urgent research projects received funding following a rapid call for COVID-19 data research initiatives by Health Data Research UK, Office for National Statistics and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The successful projects built on existing UKRI and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) work to use national data to answer key COVID-19 research questions.

Find out more about the funding call