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  Updated 23 March 2020  



DHSC guidance on the impact of COVID-19 on research funded or supported by NIHR

Until further notice, the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) is pausing the site set up of any new or ongoing studies at NHS and social care sites that are not nationally prioritised COVID-19 studies.

This will enable the research workforce to focus on delivering the nationally prioritised COVID-19 studies or enabling redeployment to frontline care where necessary. These studies are enabling the clinical and epidemiological evidence to be gathered to inform national policy and will enable new treatments, diagnostics and vaccines to be developed and tested. The complete focus of the CRN will be on delivering these highest priority COVID-19 studies.

Regular updates will be posted here. You may also be interested in a series of Q&As on the impact of COVID-19 on research funded or supported by the NIHR, which have been published here. In terms of applying for NIHR funding, the following Q&A currently applies:

  Can I still apply for funding via calls that are currently open and will there be new calls in the coming months?  
  Yes. All NIHR funding schemes and calls are open for applications. Deadlines for all stages of application processes remain as previously advertised.  
  Further guidance  

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Academy of Medical Sciences
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