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COVID-19 Research Response Team


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is actively working to find safe and effective ways to prevent and treat COVID-19. The button below directs to a page with the most updated information regarding clinical research studies that we currently have open to enrollment. Without you we will not find a vaccine or cure, thank you for considering taking part in such important work.

Join A Clinical Research Study

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We have four different kinds of studies:

Vaccine Studies
These are studies that involve receiving an investigational vaccine OR placebo, in order to determine the effectiveness of a new vaccine in preventing a disease.
These studies typically involve:

  • Receiving a non-FDA-approved vaccine OR placebo
  • Having your blood drawn to monitor safety & your body’s response to the vaccine
  • Check-ins with a clinician
  • Long-term follow-up in order to address safety
Explore COVID-19 Vaccine Trials HERE
Learn more about what it’s like to participate in a vaccine trial:
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Treatment Studies
These are studies that involve taking either a FDA-approved medication for something other than its intended purpose OR an investigational medication to safely and effectively treat a given illness or condition.
These studies typically involve:

  • Taking a medication at different time points
  • Having your blood drawn to monitor safety & your body’s response to the medication
  • Frequent check-ins with a clinician
Explore COVID-19 Treatment Trials HERE
Observational Studies
These kinds of studies DO NOT involve any sort of intervention (i.e. medication, investigational device, etc.) but rather utilize in-person or remote visits, and sample collection to gather information about a topic of interest.
These studies typically involve:

  • Surveys (either in-person or online)
  • Sample collection (i.e. blood draws, nasal swabs, etc.)
Explore COVID-19 Observational Trials HERE
Studies for Healthcare Workers
These studies can be observational OR treatment studies, but aim to investigate the ways that healthcare workers on the front lines of this pandemic are impacted by COVID-19.

Explore COVID-19 Healthcare Worker Studies HERE

Additional Ways To Help

Plasma Donation for Persons Recovered from COVID-19

We are partnering with the UNC Blood Bank Donation Center to collect plasma from people who have tested positive and recovered from COVID-19.

Plasma Donation at UNC