The Oxford Psychological Investigation of Coronavirus (TOPIC)
This study is being carried out by our team and with colleagues in the Department of Experimental Psychology. The research is funded by the NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre. This study has been approved by the University of Oxford Central University Research Ethics Committee (R69638).
The study is open to any adult (18 years or older) who is resident in the UK. The aim of the survey is to understand the psychological factors that may lead to mental health difficulties in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. This information will be used to provide better psychological treatment. If we understand the psychological causes then therapy can be better targeted - and therefore more successful.
We will be repeating the survey at three time points (now, and again in approximately three and six months) to understand how responses to the pandemic may change over time.
Approximately 20,000 people are likely to complete the survey.
If you have any questions about any aspect of this project, please contact the study team at TOPIC@psych.ox.ac.uk. We will do our best to answer your query.