National Core Studies
Over the past few months, experts and key funders have identified a number of key areas where the UK must increase research scale to respond to near term strategic, policy and operational needs, and ultimately maintain resilience against Covid-19 through the winter and beyond. These are the National Core Studies. The aim is not to try to answer every question or to cover all the research needed and supported in the usual way through UKRI, NIHR, Wellcome Trust and others. The aim is to make sure we have the key information we need now and for the next few months to help guide policy and operational matters. The National Core Studies programme is enabling the UK to use health data and research to inform both our near and long-term responses to COVID-19, as well as accelerating progress to establish a world-leading health data and research infrastructure for the future.
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