Table 2

Ideal recruitment situation

Element numberDescription
1.An understanding and engagement with the view that systematic research into COVID-19 was the only effective way to progress towards treatments
2.The ability to resource research
3.Leadership to drive the needed understanding, resourcing and systems
4.Teams of motivated, committed medical and research and development staff working to their strengths
5.Strong systems to enable those teams to work to their full potential and receive support when required, coupled with an inclusive communications strategy