Welcome to Patients Active in Research

Our site promotes partnerships between patients, carers, other members of the public, and medical researchers. It has been developed with patients and aims to ensure that medical research focuses on what really matters to those affected by ill health and is carried out in ways that encourage them to take part. Opportunities to take part in medical research studies are also promoted through the site.

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Are you a medical researcher seeking partnerships with patients and members of the public?

Latest Opportunities

Participants aged 65 or over sought for one-day event relating to flu research – reimbursement offered

Who are we looking for? We are searching for participants aged 65 or over to participate in a one day event at the South Oxford Health Centre on the 19th of December … Learn more

Patients with hip or knee arthritis/problems invited for online survey

Arthroplasty Candidacy Help Engine (ACHE) – Patient Survey Have you been a patient with hip or knee, or arthritis problems? If so, we would like to invite you to take … Learn more

Seeking members of the public who have had a spinal MRI scan revealing a serious condition

Proposed study on the effective use of lumbar/whole spine MRI scans to screen for serious pathology in primary and secondary care settings I am a researcher seeking … Learn more

Decision-making for total hip replacement: can we improve patient experiences?

Who are we? We are a team of doctors and university researchers investigating the experiences of patient with hip osteoarthritis who are considering having a total hip … Learn more

Seeking people with mild Alzheimer’s disease for innovative clinical trial

This clinical trial is testing whether a new drug, called Azilarigon, is effective in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease compared to a placebo. This medication is to be … Learn more

Antibiotic resistance in the community: what does it mean for you and your family at home?

Has your preschool child experienced a recent respiratory tract infection (chest, ear or throat infection)? University of Oxford researchers are undertaking a research … Learn more

Rare Inherited Anaemias – have your say

The Priority Setting Partnership for rare anaemias is now launching a survey to find out what questions about rare inherited anaemias researchers need to answer. The … Learn more

Would you like to help shape the future of the 100,000 Genomes Project?

People who have taken part in the 100,000 Genomes Project, or their carers, are being sought to join the Participant Panel. The 100,000 Genomes Project will sequence … Learn more

Healthy volunteers needed for research study: Can MRI scans assess liver disease?

We’re developing new MRI scans to assess patients with liver disease to help improve their management. We need healthy volunteers to see what normal scans look … Learn more

People needed to review a patient information sheet about fatty liver disease

Novo Nordisk Ltd is starting a study to investigate a new treatment for fatty liver disease (also known as NASH or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis). The study will be … Learn more

Looking for patient representatives to support blood transfusion research

We are seeking patient representatives for our clinical research group in Oxford: Systematic Review Initiative, NHS Blood and Transplant. We are looking to add a … Learn more

Advances in medicine focus group participants needed – £25 voucher

We would like you/your group to take part in a focus group discussion about recent advances in medicine, in particular the development of personalised medicine and … Learn more