Clinical Research Office. A partnership between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield

Current COVID-19 trials and other research at STH


When the COVID-19 pandemic started, the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) prioritised COVID-19 research by initiating a new national process. They temporarily paused support for studies that were not nationally prioritised, including studies on topics other than COVID-19.

You can find out more here about the NIHR response to COVID-19 research.

You can find more about all COVID-19 studies that received approval from a Research Ethics Committee here.



The Trust followed national guidance to manage the outbreak of COVID-19. The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) clearly defined the priority as supporting the COVID-19 Urgent Public Health studies identified by the Department of Health and Social Care, with other non-COVID-19 research being temporarily stepped down.

We delivered both observational and interventional trials about COVID-19. During the pandemic,we continued to deliver a small number of non COVID-19 research studies where the benefits to patient safety of continued participation outweighed the risks of stopping.  

You can read the latest news from the Trust about this here with details of the trials running at STH found here. (Excel file download)