There are several working groups and platforms within the PHOSP-COVID governance structure. To ensure
alignment with the study aims and mitigate duplication, researchers should contact the
working group leads for initial contact and complete the Data and Sample Access Request Form.
to all data and samples collected by PHOSP-COVID are approved by the Core Management Group and
Executive board. For further details for requesting access please see supporting documents.
Please note, prior to accessing data researchers will need to provide evidence of Information
Governance Training for all requiring access. The verified IG training which can be accepted are
those provided by the MRC or ONS
Researcher Training which is an online trainer delivered course. To avoid data access delays its
recommended to complete this training early on. For further details on Data and Sample access
processes please see supporting documents.
Please carefully read the clinical
characterisation protocol here to see the dataset we will be obtaining (table 1 in
and review the case report
and questionnaires here to understand the nature of clinical data that we collect before
submit a request. A data variable catalogue is available from the PHOSP-COVID team. Briefly, for Tier 2
participants we obtain the following data and samples at 3 months (2-7 months +/-2 weeks) and 1
post discharge (+/- 2 months).
Researchers are requested to enter their publications in the register on a regular basis and in a
timely manner with a minimum of 14 days prior to submission. Researchers must provide draft of
any publication (either via a peer-reviewed publication, a pre-print or a press announcement) to
the Executive Board at least 14 days before the date for publication. To update the register
download a copy and send updated version to PHOSP@leicester.ac.uk
All publications, presentations or other dissemination material produced within the scope of
PHOSP-COVID must acknowledge the funding by UKRI/DHSC and the PHOSP-COVID Study Collaborative
Group. For further details refer to the PHOSP-COVID