Thank you for your interest in joining the UniCoV study at NUI Galway. Please read the Volunteer Consent and Participant Information Leaflet details below before continuing.

You will be expected to:

  1. Have a computer with a camera or smartphone
  2. Read and understand the participant information leaflet
  3. Complete the consent form
  4. Register
  5. Collect the participant package
    A full list of collection and drop-off locations is available below.
  6. Carry out tests as requested by allocation to a group
  7. Upload your results and drop off saliva samples to campus drop-off boxes
  8. Complete weekly questionnaires
  9. Continue to follow public health guidelines as advised with regard to test results.

Participants' Testing Pack Collection Locations

Testing packs can be collected at the open access collection locations, currently Áras na Mac Léinn, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays and Thursdays. They can be collected at any time at restricted access locations.

NOTE: Access to locations marked with * is restricted due to COVID-19. Access is only available for researchers and staff who have defined access to one of these buildings. Full-time researchers and staff who work in any of these buildings can collect their packs and drop off their saliva tubes in the building to which they have access.

LocationAddress InformationAccess Type
Áras de Brun*Floor 1, outside room ADB1015Restricted*
Áras na Mac Léinn SocsBox (Collection)
Floor Plan | Google Maps
Open
Martin Ryan Building*Ground Floor FoyerRestricted*
Martin Ryan Building Annex*Ground Floor - Inside main doorRestricted*
Orbsen Building*Ground Floor AtriumRestricted*
Alice Perry Engineering Building*Ground Floor Atrium -
Riverside Reception Desk
Restricted*
Biosciences Building*Ground Floor AtriumRestricted*

Saliva Sample Drop-off Locations

Saliva samples must be left in the drop-off locations before 11:00 AM every Monday and Thursday,

LocationAddress InformationAccess Type
Áras na Mac LéinnSULT - College Bar (Drop off)
Floor Plan | Google Maps
Open
Áras de Brún*Floor 1, outside room ADB1015Restricted*
Martin Ryan Building*Ground Floor FoyerRestricted*
Martin Ryan Building Annex*Ground Floor - Inside main doorRestricted*
Orbsen Building*Ground Floor AtriumRestricted*
Alice Perry Engineering Building*Ground Floor Atrium -
Riverside Reception Desk
Restricted*
Biosciences Building*Ground Floor AtriumRestricted*

For more information on the study, you can read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section. The UniCoV research study leaders can be viewed here.