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

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

New research study into atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is the build-up of lipid (fat) deposits within the walls of large arteries. This condition can affect several arteries and the larger the fat deposits, … 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

Would you like to help test a new vaccine for chicken pox?

The Oxford Vaccine Group is taking part in a new study: Chickenpox vaccine study in the second year of life OKAH-193 (200147). If your child is healthy, is aged … 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

Are you currently involved in a surgical research trial? If so we need your help!

We are looking for patient or lay advisers, partners or representatives to take part in a group interview (called a ‘focus group’) about patient and public involvement … 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

Don’t miss your chance to vote for important questions for research into early osteoarthritis of hips and knees

Please take part in this survey to decide which are the most important questions that research into early osteoarthritis of hips and knees should address - … Learn more