With little research being carried out on the impact of COVID-19 on the Parkinson's community, Fox Insight, the online Parkinson's clinical study, has launched their 'COVID study' designed to capture experiences from people with and without Parkinson’s disease.

Fox Insight participants complete study visits — online surveys about health, symptoms and lifestyle factors — every three months. By joining, you can also complete special one-time surveys about topics of particular relevance in Parkinson’s, such as the impact of COVID-19 on the Parkinson's community.

Find out more about Fox Insight and how you can help inform research by taking part.

There are other examples of organisations collecting data on COVID-19 for the general good of the population and to inform the research arena - you might be interested in contributing to these.

The ZOE app: By using this app you're contributing to advance vital research on COVID-19. The app will be used to study the symptoms of the virus and track how it spreads. This research is led by Dr Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London. Find out more here.

The IQVIA CARE Programme has been designed to identify factors that may increase, or decrease the severity of COVID-19 infections, including examining the role of underlying health conditions, prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals and herbal remedies. Find out more and contribute here.

The Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences Dept. at the University of Birmingham has launched their online study to understand the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on physical activity levels and health-related quality of life in adults with a physical disability. Find out more here.