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

Volunteers needed for a focus group discussion about developing Artificial Intelligence to guide vestibular schwannoma treatment

We are looking for 10 participants to take part in a focus group discussion about developing a computer-driven artificial intelligence model to help guide the treatment … Learn more

Volunteers Needed for Parkinson’s Disease Study

We are looking for individuals aged 50-75 who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in the last 6 years, to take part in a research study assessing the effects of … Learn more

Parents of preschool children needed to help us design a new study about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance

Between 25-30 parents or carers of preschool children (aged under 5) who have had a recent respiratory tract infection (e.g. cough, ear infection or sore throat). … Learn more

Volunteers needed for study on probiotics and low mood

We are looking for volunteers aged 18-55 who are experiencing low mood and/or loss of interest/motivation to take part in a study investigating the effects of 4-week … Learn more

Understanding the role of calcium channels in mood instability, cognitive function and sleep

Have you been experiencing problematic moods? Have you been experiencing mood swings? Have you recently engaged in risky behaviour, been so hyper that you got into … Learn more

Healthy volunteers aged 18-45 wanted for study into how the brain handles decision-making

Researchers at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford are seeking volunteers for a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) study. The purpose … Learn more

Losartan and Emotional Processing and Memory: Healthy Volunteers Needed

Worrying a lot? Interested in taking part in a research study? We are looking for healthy, right-handed volunteers, who are aged 18-50 years and fluent in English, to … Learn more

MERS001 MERS-CoV Vaccine Trial (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus)

We are looking for healthy volunteers to take part in a trial testing a new vaccine (ChAdOx1 MERS) against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), … Learn more