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TestEd social science and public health studies

The TestEd team included social scientists and public health researchers from the Usher Institute and the School of Social and Political Sciences. They conducted surveys and interviews with students and staff who participated in the programme, as well as exploring reasons for non participation with the University of Edinburgh’s student panel: November 2022

TestEd Research Preliminary Results

Initiated in January 2021, the TestEd study sought to provide cheap, high sensitivity testing, to the student and staff population at the University of Edinburgh. In here we describe the preliminary findings revealing that different sensitivity is found in different levels of pooling: November 2022

June newsletter out now!

We have launched a newsletter to keep you updated on the latest from the TestEd team: June 2022

Behind the Scenes - Interview with Taffy Moyo

This month we spoke with Taffy Moyo, Quality Accreditation Manager for TestEd, to learn about the future of TestEd. Taffy is working towards gaining UKAS accreditation for the TestEd laboratory: June 2022

Research results –Student and staff views and experiences of TestEd during the Covid-19 pandemic

During TestEd’s operation, survey and interview research has been undertaken with those University staff and students who participated: June 2022

Update to Scottish Government COVID-19 Guidelines – May 2022

Revision to TestEd Study protocol in keeping with Scottish Government COVID-19 Guidelines

Behind the Scenes at TestEd

David Perry and David Buchanan share how they create IT solutions to support both the participants of TestEd and the researchers: March 2022

COVID-19 testing: disparity between national and institution-based case detection

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In January 2021, The University of Edinburgh established a mass testing programme, TestEd, for detection of COVID-19 in asymptomatic staff and students who are studying or working on campus: March 2022

Video: Expert update 17 January 2022

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TestEd co-investigator Professor Linda Bauld shares her insights on the latest developments of the Covid-19 pandemic this week.

Behind the scenes at TestEd

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Operations Coordinator, Sam Gaston, gives an insider's view of the TestEd project.

Update to Scottish Government Covid-19 Guidelines

The TestEd Management group has reviewed study procedures in light of the recent update to Scottish Government Covid-19 Guidelines: January 2022

New newsletter out now!

We have launched a newsletter to keep you updated on the latest from the TestEd team.

The Beatson Institute joins TestEd

We welcome the Beatson Institute to the TestEd programme.

Another milestone reached

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The TestEd Study has now collected and analysed over 30,000 samples!

TestEd featured on STV News

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TestEd Co-Investigator, Professor Nick Gilbert describes saliva PCR testing in STV interview: June 2021

TestEd Co-Investigator, Professor Linda Bauld, awarded OBE

Professor Linda Bauld is awarded an OBE for services to guiding the public health response to, and public understanding of, COVID-19: 14 June 2021

TestEd project receives £1.8 million UKRI backing to roll out across the University

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A £1.8 million award from UK Research and Innovation will enable the TestEd team to provide fast and cost-effective twice weekly COVID-19 testing across the University.

The TestEd study commenced sample collection on 12th January 2021

The next few weeks will see the opening of many more centres across the University as the study scales up.