Welcome to the registration for future COVID-19 vaccine studies and other studies!

If you are interested in participating in a COVID-19 vaccine study or another study, you can register here.

VACCELERATE performs various surveys and studies in which volunteers can participate.

These include, for example:

MAK5: Our survey on respiratory infections in Germany by 5-fold rapid antigen test. Which pathogens are dominant? How does the occurrence differ in different regions of Germany?

POLIO: Survey on polio vaccinations from the vaccination card to analyse how well the German population is protected.

COVACC study: Our study on COVID-19 vaccination in children. Is a lower vaccination dose sufficient to protect against severe COVID-19 in children with previous SARS-CoV-2 infection?

BOOSTAVAC study: Our booster vaccination study for adults (18+). Is a 4th or a 5th vaccination helpful?

AGED study: Our booster vaccination study for older people over 75. Are the elderly better protected with a third or fourth vaccination?


Who are we?

We are the European research network VACCELERATE.

VACCELERATE is a research network that was established on the initiative and with financial support of the European Commission.

VACCELERATE aims to improve the response capability to the current pandemic in order to increase the ability to act – also in newly emerging pandemics – and thus to make a decisive contribution to emergency preparedness.

VACCELERATE is coordinated by the University Hospital Cologne, Germany.
One of our tasks within the framework of VACCELERATE is to bring together stakeholders in the development of vaccines against the coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) with citizens who want to participate in vaccine research or other research projects on COVID-19.

Our goals are:

1. to set up an EU-wide, country-specific, harmonized and sustainable database for people interested in study participation.

2. to reach populations across Europe with research projects, including special patient groups and minorities who have to date been or are underrepresented in clinical studies on COVID-19 .

The University Hospital Cologne, Germany works on behalf of the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF).

What do we do?

We want to create an interface so that people interested in studies (e.g. for COVID-19 vaccine studies but also other studies) and study organisers can find each other more quickly. For this purpose, we have set up a database, the so-called „Volunteer Registry“, where you can register if you are generally interested in participating in a clinical study. In addition to COVID-19 vaccine studies and studies on other issues related to SARS-CoV2, the studies can also be on other infectious diseases or studies in other medical fields, including non-clinical ones.

Our database is aimed at interested people of all age groups, with and without previous illnesses, with and without a previous COVID-19 infection, and with and without COVID-19 vaccination. Minor children can be registered by their parents or custodian.

In accordance with the legal requirements, the Volunteer Registry was presented to the Ethics Committee of the Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne, Germany for review and received a positive evaluation.

What can you do?

If you are interested in COVID-19 vaccine studies and / or other studies, you can register in the Volunteer Registry by providing a limited amount of information about yourself in your profile.

If future studies match your profile, we will contact you unsolicited by e-mail. You then decide whether you would like to contact the study organisers and, after having received detailed information in advance, participate in the study. This means that we only establish contact with the study organiser for you, we do not pass on any of your data (this also applies to your contact information) to the study organiser. The studies in question are organised by university hospitals, research-based pharmaceutical companies or other institutions or facilities.

Your registration in our database does not commit you to anything. You can cancel your registration at any time and your data will be deleted. And the most important thing: We will not pass your data on to third parties under any circumstances!

Unfortunately, we cannot answer inquiries about ongoing studies due to limited resources. This means: if you don't hear from us, we don't have a study for you at the moment.

Thank you for your interest and stay healthy!

VACCELERATE has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101037867. The German Volunteer Registry was funded by the BMBF (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung).

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Contact Details:

University Hospital Cologne

Kerpener Straße 62
50937 Cologne, Germany

Phone: +49 221 478-0