Researchers at the University of Edinburgh aim to understand the genetic susceptibility to coronavirus infection. They will also examine the genetic influences on the severity and outcomes of coronavirus, particularly for less severe cases. The focus will not just be individuals who are admitted to hospital and critical care.

They are looking for both participants who are suffered from COVID-19 and those who have not. People who have not contracted the disease or had symptoms are just as important to the study as people who have.

The first phase of this project aims to capture self-reported baseline health characteristics of those who suffer from a COVID-19 infection such as symptoms, temperature and severity.

This study also comprises a second phase where a subset of participants will be asked to give saliva and blood samples for analysis.

Participants can be located anywhere in the world but one of the two groups will be UK-based.

The recruitment and sampling involved in this study will take place remotely.

For more information about this study please email [email protected].

To check your eligibility for this study please complete the short questionnaire below. If you wish to take part, please ensure that you register with SHARE on completion (even if you have done so already) to ensure that we can contact you.


REC reference: 20/WM/0157

Please tell us a little more about yourself to see whether you may be suitable for this study.

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It only takes a minute to join. Together we can make a difference to Scotland's future health.