VACCELERATE Volunteer Registry: A European study participant database to facilitate clinical trial enrolment

Salmanton-García J, Stewart FA, Heringer S, Koniordou M, Álvarez-Barco E, Argyropoulos CD, Themistocleous SC, Valle-Simón P, Spivak O, Součková L, Merakou C, Amélia Mendonça M, Joanna Davis R, Maria Azzini A, Askling HH, Vene S, Van Damme P, Steinbach A, Shiamakkides G, Seidel D, Olesen OF, Noula E, Macken A, Luís C, Leckler J, Launay O, Isitt C, Hellemans M, Frías-Iniesta J, Di Marzo R, Carcas AJ, Boustras G, Borobia AM, Barta I, Albus K, Akova M, Ochando J, Cohen-Kandli M, Jane Cox R, Husa P, Jancoriene L, Mallon P, Marques L, Mellinghoff SC, Nauclér P, Tacconelli E, Tóth K, Zaoutis TE, Zeitlinger M, Cornely OA, Pana ZD; VACCELERATE consortium. VACCELERATE Volunteer Registry


The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has evidenced the key role of vaccine design, obtention, production and administration to successfully fight against infectious diseases and to provide efficient remedies for the citizens. Although clinical trials were rapidly established during this pandemic, identifying suitable study subjects can be challenging. For this reason, the University Hospital Cologne established a volunteer registry for participation in clinical trials first in Germany, which has now been incorporated into the European VACCELERATE clinical trials network and grew to a European Volunteer Registry. As such, VACCELERATE's Volunteer Registry aims to become a common entry point for potential volunteers in future clinical trials in Europe.