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UKCRC Health Research Classification System

3.4 Vaccines

Main inclusion criteria

Research on vaccines for prevention of disease including

  • discovery, development and testing of vaccines and vaccination in model systems
  • mechanism of action
  • development, implementation and evaluation of vaccination programmes and studies to increase uptake
  • decision making, outcomes from vaccination and evaluation of evidence to inform policy


Advice on research activities

Most vaccines are protective against infection and consequently the majority of vaccine development will be given this code.

Excludes the minority of vaccine studies that are being developed or used for treatment (which would fall into 5.1 Pharmaceuticals or 6.1 Pharmaceuticals).

Official terminology

Full name of code

Short name Unique ID
3.4 Vaccines 3.4 Vaccines



Related external links

Common Scientific Outline (CSO) – 3.4 Vaccines