The COVID-Curated and Open aNalysis aNd rEsearCh plaTform (otherwise known as CO-CONNECT) is a UK wide research programme supporting researchers to find and access data relating to COVID-19, such as test results, symptoms and previous medical history, whilst ensuring people’s information is kept private and secure. CO-CONNECT has patient involvement at the heart of its design.  Our team of public members are directly involved in the project to make sure that the public’s perspective is heard and acted upon at every stage.