Led by Health Data Research UK (HDR UK), in partnership with the Office for National Statisitics, The National Core Studies programme was established in Summer 2022, to stimulate new, comprehensive and co-operative research efforts into COVID-19. The programme comprised six study arms; infection and surveillance, trials, transmission and environment, immunity, longitudinal health and data connectivity.
SAIL Databank was a key component in the delivery of the Data and Connectivity arm. Working alongside other Trusted Research Environments (TREs), this study connected the other five arms across the UK and accelerated the approach to answering key research questions by enabling streamlined data access and analysis.
The National Core Studies examined the levels of infection in the general population and in specific settings such as schools or nursing homes, the impact of different environments on the spread of COVID-19, and how the immune system offers protection following infection.
This latest report highlights the studies SAIL Databank played a crucial role: EVITE and DaCVaP. Read more about these here:
NEW STUDY USING SAIL DATABANK EVALUATES THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ‘SHIELDING’ FROM COVID-19 (EVITE)
RESEARCH USING SAIL DATABANK FINDS COVID-19 VACCINES OFFER EFFECTIVE PROTECTION AGAINST INFECTION FOR HIGH-RISK HEALTH CARE WORKERS (DaC-VaP)
This report summarises a selection of the insights and discoveries made by NCS Immunity teams since the programme began.