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

Do you feel sad? A research study investigating the effect of depression on learning

We are looking for people with symptoms of depression to take part in a study investigating how low mood and depression are linked to how we learn from the events we … Learn more

Volunteer Ambassadors wanted for The Waiting Room Project

We aim to inform people in clinical waiting rooms about medical research, specifically biobanking. Using iPads we’ll provide people with information about biobanking … Learn more

Feedback from patients and carers sought for online patient advisory panel

We are launching an Online Patient Advisory Panel here in the Oxford Kidney and Transplant Team. We would like feedback from our patients and their carers on what they … Learn more

Patients with history of non-acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) deficiency needed for focus group.

We require patients with history of non-acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) deficiency for focus work group of the ACL SNNAP (Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery … Learn more

Healthy female volunteers needed for research study into liver scanning

Development of novel MRI scans for liver assessment – part of the NICOLA (Non-Invasive Comprehensive Liver Assessment) study We are developing painless liver MRI scans … Learn more

Clinical research study for depression

Diagnosed with depression? Medications haven’t helped completely? You may be eligible for a clinical research study that will help evaluate the effectiveness and … Learn more

Do you have Myasthenia Gravis or Auto Immune Encephalopathy, or have you got experience caring for a relative with either of these conditions?

We are looking for one or two people to work with us to develop information for patients who will take part in a small research study to find out the effects of plasma … 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

Seeking volunteers who have never received the BCG vaccine

We are running a clinical challenge trial in healthy adults to help develop TB vaccines. If you are aged 18-50, in good health, and have never received the BCG … Learn more

Healthy volunteers needed for HAV001 vaccine study

The Jenner Institute, part of the Nuffield Department of Medicine, is looking for healthy volunteers to take part in a trial testing the safety and immunogenicity of a … Learn more

Healthy volunteers needed for malaria vaccine study

The Jenner Institute, part of the Nuffield Department of Medicine, is looking for healthy volunteers to take part in a malaria vaccine study. If you are aged 18-45, and … 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