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

Atherosclerosis trial focus group – Participants needed!

Are you interested in shaping future research? If so please join our focus group discussion about a proposed trial looking at treatment options for people with … Learn more

COPD Self-management Study Patient Discussion Group

We would like to invite people living with COPD to an informal discussion about a new COPD self-management study we are planning. This study will be following on from the … Learn more

Do you have heart failure? Oxford University needs volunteers for trial of medication – £200 reimbursement

We are looking for patients with heart failure who would be interested to help us with research into a potential new drug for heart failure. The trial aims to provide … Learn more

Do you feel low in mood? Research study on emotional processing

We are looking for people who are experiencing persistent low mood and not taking antidepressants or undergoing psychological therapy, to take part in a study … Learn more

Healthy volunteers needed for a study involving a single dose of lamotrigine on brain function

Healthy volunteers aged 18-40 are needed for a project studying the effects of a single dose of oral lamotrigine, a commonly prescribed medication for epilepsy and … Learn more

Seeking adult patients with rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and/or psoriatic arthritis

Pilot study: Reporting side effects in response to biological therapies in arthritis Research teams at the Universities of Oxford and Nottingham want your input to … Learn more

Recruiting now for clinical trial to evaluate a new Hepatitis B Vaccine (CONSTANT Study)

You are invited to take part in a study to investigate a new Hepatitis B vaccine. The study is being run by the Oxford Vaccine Group which is part of the University of … Learn more

Would you be interested in participating in a whooping cough protection study?

Study exploring whooping cough protection in children and adults (BERT Study) The Oxford Vaccine Group is conducting a research study to learn more about vaccines that … Learn more