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

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

Are you due to have a flu jab this winter? Could you join a follow-up study?

We are looking for healthy volunteers who are: 65+ Eligible to receive the annual flu jab BUT have not had their flu jab yet. We are testing our follow up … Learn more

Patients and carers needed for focus group on a web-based clinical decision support tool

At the University of Oxford we are carrying out a project which aims to develop and validate an evidence-based, computerised, clinical decision support tool. The aim of … 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 research in the field of Transplantation

Organ transplantation saves the lives of thousands of patients every year and is now recognised as the treatment of choice for end stage organ failure. Despite the … 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

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