Who is carrying out this research project?

This research is funded by the UK Research Institute as part of the National Core Studies, designed to understand and defeat COVID-19. The research is being conducted by the 1970 British Cohort Study team at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at UCL.

We are working with a company called Thriva, who are a blood testing company. Your name and address will be passed to Thriva so that they can send you a kit. They will destroy this information once your kit has been posted. The blood test kit will be returned to Thriva for analysis and the result of your test will be provided to the 1970 British Cohort Study team. Thriva will not link your test result with your contact details.

You can find out more about Thriva on their website.

Thriva are contracted by the Department for Health and Social Care to conduct their antibody testing programme.

We are also working with Kantar Public, the organisation that has been conducting our COVID-19 Surveys on our behalf. Kantar Public have emailed you to invite you to take part in this research and will also send you your test result.

Thriva and Kantar Public are contractually bound to UCL to keep your data safe and secure, and are accredited to data security standards.