News & Events

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

Hear from CO-CONNECT: What do the team think about PPI?

Hear from CO-CONNECT: What do the team think about PPI? In this video, three members of the CO-CONNECT team discuss the crucial role of Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in health data research. Principal Investigator Professor Sir Aziz Sheikh, PPI Coordinator Tracy Jackson, and PPI Lead Antony Chuter tell us … Read More

COVIDsortium goes live on HDR Innovation Gateway

COVIDsortium becomes CO-CONNECT’s 11th Data Partner to go live We are pleased to announce that COVIDsortium has gone live, making it the 11th CO-CONNECT Data Partner to be discoverable on the HDR Innovation Gateway’s Cohort Discovery Tool. COVIDsortium is a collaboration between University College London, the Barts Charity, University College … 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