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We are very happy to announce that Module I of our Study Nurse Course is now online!

The course is designed for study/research nurses and will provide the needed expertise to conduct a clinical trial in line with the ICH GCP guidelines. Next to the regulatory background, the course also tackles and trains practical aspects necessary for the daily work of a study nurse. A well-trained trial centre is essential for the success of a clinical trial.

The total duration of the complete course (consisting of three modules) will provide learning material of about 30 hours (Module I: 9.5 hours). After each module, a certificate of completion can be downloaded.

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On January 25th 2023 the VACCELERATE team from Cyprus joined a EUPATI ( meeting to support and enhance the role of patient advocacy groups in vaccine clinical research. They provided a gift with the VACCELERATE educational cards.

Do you have 10 minutes to help us prepare for the next COVID19 vaccine? Complete this anonymous online survey to help researchers better understand willingness to participate in vaccine clinicaltrials:

Current Project: VACCELERATE Survey on the frequency of viral respiratory diseases in Germany

COVID-19? RSV infection? Or influenza? With the cold season, the number of respiratory diseases increases again. We are currently conducting a survey to determine the frequency and distribution of respiratory diseases.

For this purpose, volunteers from our Volunteer Registry are contacted and receive a test kit from us.

The test can detect 5 different viruses and is used if one or more of the following symptoms are present for at least 24 hours: Cough, sore throat, runny nose, difficulty breathing, redness of the eyes, loss of smell or taste and also aching limbs with or without fever.

The test result is reported to the VACCELERATE team by email and evaluated.


Aktuelles Projekt: VACCELERATE Erhebung zur Häufigkeit von viralen Atemwegserkrankungen in Deutschland

COVID-19? RSV Infektion? Oder doch Influenza? Mit der kalten Jahreszeit steigt auch die Anzahl von Atemwegserkrankungen wieder an. Aktuell führen wir eine Untersuchung durch, um die Häufigkeit und Verteilung dieser Atemwegserkrankungen in Deutschland festzustellen.

Dazu schreiben wir bei uns registrierte Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer an und senden Interessierten ein Test-Kit zu.

Der Test kann 5 verschiedene Viren nachweisen und sollte durchgeführt werden, wenn für mindestens 24 Stunden Symptome bestehen wie Husten, Halsschmerzen, Schnupfen, Atembeschwerden, Augenrötung, Geruchs- oder Geschmacksverlust oder Gliederschmerzen mit oder ohne Fieber.

Das Testergebnis wird dann dem VACCELERATE Team per E-Mail mitgeteilt und ausgewertet.

New Scientific VACCELERATE Publication

08.10.2022 / A multinational, phase 2, randomised, adaptive protocol to evaluate immunogenicity and reactogenicity of different COVID-19 vaccines in adults ≥75 already vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2 (EU-COVAT-1-AGED): a trial conducted within the VACCELERATE network (Trials):

Upcoming VACCELERATE Webinar

Topic: Maternal Vaccine Research Challenges and Vaccine Strategies and Successes

Presenter: Prof. Kirsten Maertens

Date: 19.06.2023, 14:00 CEST


31.08.2022 / Vaccination rates in Europe are not associated with online media intensity (JCOM Journal of Science Communication):

VACCELERATE Press Release:

First children participate in UMC Utrecht-led study:
Is one COVID-19 vaccination dose enough for kids?

VACCELERATE Press Release: 

How many COVID-19 infections are there in Germany? Pilot study in Cologne investigates high dark figure

EU-COVAT-1 AGED Study progress in Norway

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02.06.2022 / VACCELERATE Volunteer Registry: A European study participant database to facilitate clinical trial enrolment (ScienceDirect):

EU-COVAT-2 BOOSTAVAC study start in Ireland

Ecraid begins its fight against infectious diseases. VACCELERATE is happy to support the project with an online Study Nurse Training Course & Certificate.