News & Events

Keep up to date with CO-CONNECT’s latest news and events.

ISARIC is 4C-ing!

ISARIC is 4C-ing! ISARIC 4C becomes CO-CONNECT’s 12th COVID-19 cohort to be on-boarded onto the Cohort Discovery Search Tool By Gabriella Linning We are pleased to announce that ISARIC 4C has become the 12th cohort to be made live and discoverable on the Health Data Research Innovation Gateway’s Cohort Discovery … Read More

CO-CONNECT take on the IPDLN Conference

CO-CONNECT takes on the IPDLN Conference By Gabriella Linning Last week, several members of the CO-CONNECT team attended and presented at the 2022 International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. Four of our team members – Antony Chuter, Emily Jefferson, Esmond Urwin, Gordon Milligan and Jillian Beggs … Read More

Follow-COVID: a journey from paper to the Innovation Gateway

Follow-COVID: A journey from paper to the Innovation Gateway By Gabriella Linning Scott Horban, CO-CONNECT Data Team Leader, tells me what it took to get the Follow-COVID cohort live on the HDR Innovation Gateway. Gabriella Linning, Communications and Engagement Officer, University of Edinburgh Follow-COVID is one of the projects my … Read More

COVIDsortium goes live!

COVIDsortium goes live! COVIDsortium becomes CO-CONNECT’s 11th cohort to be on-boarded on the Cohort Discovery Search Tool By Gabriella Linning We are pleased to announce that COVIDsortium has gone live, making it the 11th cohort CO-CONNECT has on-boarded onto the HDR Innovation Gateway‘s Cohort Discovery Search Tool. Led by Professor … Read More

CO-CONNECT to feature at the 2022 IPDLN conference

CO-CONNECT to feature at the 2022 IPDLN conference We at CO-CONNECT are proud to celebrate a phenomenal achievement made by several members of our team. Four of our members have had their abstracts accepted into the 2022 International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) conference, and will present their work as part … Read More

Queen’s Birthday Honours

Queen’s Birthday Honours Here, we say congratulations to the members of the CO-CONNECT team who were mentioned in Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours list. Professor Sir Aziz Sheikh OBE One of CO-CONNECT’s Principal Investigators, Aziz Sheikh, has been awarded a knighthood for his services towards COVID-19 research and policy. Throughout the … Read More

Data Pipeline Video Demos Available

Find out more about the explainer videos we’ve made to support our data partners in the data pipeline process.… Read More

ALSPAC and GOSH: a story of success for the COVID-19 curated and open analysis research platform

GOSH and ALSPAC have successfully standardised their data for CO-CONNECT. Read more about their experience and what made the process a success.… Read More

Oxford Healthcare Workers Dataset Mapped

CO-CONNECT has mapped the Oxford Healthcare Workers (OHW) dataset successfully.¬†Find out more about how CO-CONNECT and OHW worked together to make it happen.… Read More

CO-CONNECT Update: Focus on Work Package 2

In this post we learn what has been happening in Work Package 2, which supports capture of standardised, granular serology data from across the UK.… Read More


What is CO-CONNECT? In this animation video, we explain what CO-CONNECT is and the benefits it will provide the UK’s health data research community.

Introducing MATCH

2000 health care workers in NHS Tayside and from social care will have blood samples tested to detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, to identify undiagnosed asymptomatic healthcare worker infections with COVID-19. Up to 20% of cases of COVID-19 disease in some countries have been reported to be healthcare workers. The prevalence … Read More

Introducing PANTHER

The PANTHER (PANdemic Tracking of Healthcare woRkers) study aims to deepen the understanding of susceptibility to, immunity from and transmission of Sars-Cov2 (the virus that causes Covid-19) in an at risk population. It is hosted at University of Nottingham, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and supported by the Nottingham BRC. … Read More