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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Latest Opportunities

Survey about trial recruitment methods for all those who have ever been invited to join a clinical trial

This is a survey collecting information from people across the UK and Ireland who have ever been invited to take part in a clinical trial. The project team wants to find … Learn more

Help us improve the diagnosis of hand conditions

Have you or someone important to you: had hand surgery? suffered from hand arthritis? been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome? got a family history of … Learn more

Tell us what you think and change lives – Type 2 diabetes

Diabetes UK is searching for the research priorities of people with Type 2 diabetes, carers and healthcare professionals. We're doing this because we want to give … 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

Mindlock Online Study

Oxford Mindfulness Centre at Oxford University is currently undertaking research to explore how relationship to thoughts might affect our wellbeing. We are particularly … Learn more

Seeking patients with a new diagnosis of skin lymphoma for an observational study: PROCLIPI

Have you recently been diagnosed with skin T-cell lymphoma - specifically mycosis fungoides or sezary syndrome? We are participating in an international study that is … Learn more

Have you or a family member recently recovered from any traumatic injuries? Would you like to get involved with trauma research?

We are looking to set up a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) group for people to get involved in musculoskeletal trauma research (for example, broken limbs/hip … Learn more

OxAAA survey – please tell us what you think is important

The OxAAA research team is seeking to learn more about their patients' understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). We would like to … Learn more

Happy Start, Healthy Start: Is your child’s behaviour sometimes a challenge?

Children’s behaviour can sometimes be difficult to manage. The Healthy Start, Happy Start team at Imperial College London are inviting parents to take part in an … Learn more

Do you have questions about blood transfusion and blood donation that you think research should answer?

The James Lind Alliance (JLA) Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) in Blood Transfusion and Blood Donation is about to launch a survey to gather the questions that you … Learn more

Volunteers needed for Antidepressants, Emotions and Personality Study

We are looking for healthy volunteers aged 18-40 to participate in a study investigating how antidepressants might change the processing of emotions in people with … Learn more

Help needed to develop a programme of trials in heart failure

Topic: Heart Failure & Dilated Cardiomyopathy We are developing a programme of randomized trials to help answer the everyday questions and problems that doctors face … Learn more