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COVID-19 Research Activity

Click below to find out more about some of PenARC's COVID-19 activity:

General Practice Hubs Support for Living with Dementia
Supporting the NHS through Operational Research Digital Health Resources for Clinicians and Researchers
Remote-by-Default Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic  


COVID-19 Information Resources

PenARC have collated a list of useful COVID-19 related resources for researchers. We anticipate that these will develop over time and aim to keep them updated:

UK Guidance Curated Information Resource Pages
International Guidance Research and Scientific Publications
Datasets Search Strategies
Research Mapping Myth Busters
Evidence Summaries Information and Guidance


UK Guidance

International Guidance



UK Cases dashboard 

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Covid-19 Pandemic 


Evidence Summaries


Best Practice

Oxford Centre for Evidence Based Medicine

Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service 




Novel Coronavirus


COVID-19 Evidence Collection 

McMaster University

COVID-19 Rapid Evidence Reviews


Collection of critically appraised​ COVID systematic reviews

University of Edinburgh


Curated Information Resource Pages


**Recommended resource**

NHS Knowledge and Library Services 

Covid-19 Coronavirus

University of the Highlands and Islands 

McMaster University

Guide to COVID-19 evidence sources

Coronavirus Outbreak Research Collection

Coronavirus collection



Research and Scientific Publications

Search Strategies


World Health Organization declares global emergency: A review of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Medical Library Association 

COVID-19 Literature Searches


Finding the evidence:Coronavirus




Upcoming Events


PPI Advice Clinic


Patient and Public Involvement Advice Clinics Whatever your query, from finding out more about Patient and...
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Searching and Review Clinic


COVID-19 update: As a result of the pandemic, all PenARC staff are currently working remotely. While...
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Could physical activity help minimise drug and alcohol use?

17 December 2020

Figures and surveys have shown that high-risk alcohol consumption increased during lockdown periods, while exercise...
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October 2020 Newsletter

08 October 2020

Our latest newsletter, with news of our continued COVID-related activities, the launch of our new...
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£2.5 million to study group treatment programme for people with severe obesity

25 September 2020

Photo credit World Obesity Federation A team of researchers has been awarded nearly £2.5 million from...
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Research Projects

Police Service Modelling Associates (PSMA) Programme

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement

The PSMA Programme is a pilot programme which supports analytical staff working in policing to...
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Remote-by-Default Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Theme: ARC - Public Health

A research project to investigate how to ensure the delivery of effective care accessed remotely...
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Research Projects