Request to Access Data and Samples

Request to Access Data and Samples

How to request

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 appropriate working group leads for initial contact and complete the Data and Sample Access Request Form. Access 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 (1).

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 Safe 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 (2).

What do we have?

Please carefully read the clinical characterisation protocol here to see the dataset we will be obtaining (table 1 in protocol), and review the case report form and questionnaires here to understand the nature of clinical data that we collect before you 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 year post discharge (+/- 2 months).

Current Requests

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Publication Registry

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

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 publication policy

Publication register