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

Seeking smokers with long-term conditions interested in helping design a study

Are you a current smoker? Do you have a long-term condition such as asthma, diabetes or high blood pressure? We are interested in hearing from you. We are a team … Learn more

Discover advances in dementia research – free event

The National Institute for Health Research is hosting a free event for people wanting to find out more about the latest research into dementia treatment and care. With … Learn more

Looking for patient representation for imaging research

I have recently been awarded an NIHR funded fellowship investigating ways to improve imaging for cancer patients. As part of my fellowship I am setting up a PPI panel to … Learn more

A new way of measuring heart and lung function in critical care

I would like to make a group of 3-4 patients or carers that have experience of intensive or critical care to make a liaison group for my study. I am looking at a new way … Learn more

Have you been depressed and suicidal in the past? Are you now feeling better?

The Mindlock project is conducted at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre by Dr Bergljot Gjelsvik and Dr Catherine Crane in collaboration with Professor Keith Hawton at the … Learn more

Participants in good health wanted for typhoid vaccine study

You are invited to take part in a study to investigate typhoid fever and how the typhoid bacteria causes disease. The study, investigating typhoid fever pathogenesis … 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

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

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