Opportunities to take part in Coronavirus research

At Newcastle Hospitals, we are pleased to offer patients and staff opportunities to take part in Coronavirus vaccine research. Please click on the headings below to find out more.

NHS and NIHR coronavirus vaccine research registry

The NHS COVID-19 Vaccine research registry will help people across the UK sign up for information on the new COVID-19 vaccine studies. The registry has been developed as part of the UK Government’s Vaccine Taskforce, in partnership with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), NHS Digital, and the Northern Ireland, Scottish and Welsh Governments. It will help large numbers of people to be recruited into the studies over the coming months, potentially leading to effective vaccines being identified and made available to the UK public against coronavirus earlier.

The registry aims to recruit 500,000 volunteers by the end of 2020 and generate fast recruitment to vaccine studies. It will also create a ‘research ready’ population for future health research studies and enables researchers the opportunity to engage with those who want to be involved.

For more information, please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/researchcontact


The ResearchPlusMe Registry Team is based at NIHR Patient Recruitment Centre, Newcastle, the UK’s first clinical trials facility in the NHS to specialise in late phase (phase 3 or 4) commercial trials. It is a standalone facility on the Campus for Ageing and Vitality in Newcastle between Westgate Road and Studley Terrace, in Fenham.

Our most valued partnership is that of our patients and our local community. We aim to provide an enhanced patient experience through modern facilities, equipment and incorporating patient feedback to provide an outstanding individual participant journey.

By joining the registry you are giving us authority to let you know about any research that you may wish to volunteer for. You are not agreeing to take part in any trials at this point; just to hear about any that are available.

For more information, please visit: https://newcastlejro.com/researchplusme/