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

Tell us what’s important about keeping patients involved in clinical trials

If you have been directly involved in a trial as a participant or as a parent or carer of someone who participated, or you've been involved in designing or delivering the … Learn more

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

We are seeking 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

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

TB041 Tuberculosis Vaccine Trial

We are looking for volunteers in the Oxford area for a BCG challenge trial in healthy adults to help develop TB vaccines. If you are aged 18-50, in good health, have … Learn more

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

We are looking for people who are experiencing persistent low mood despite taking antidepressants, to take part in a study investigating how a new medication affects … 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