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

Advances in skull base neurosurgery- focus group participants needed

We would like 5 participants to take part in a focus group discussion about recent advances in medical imaging, and how these may be used to tailor the treatment of … Learn more

Help set research priorities in Adult Social Work in England

If you have been in contact with social workers in England, this survey asks you to add your comments and questions about your experience, to help decide what future … Learn more

Do you have osteoarthritis? Can you help us find out more about key treatment decisions?

Osteoarthritis treatment decision-making: We would like to hear from people living with osteoarthritis about what key decisions in your treatment you feel are … Learn more

Patient and Public Representatives needed to help develop research in the Oncology Clinical Trials Office, University of Oxford

Are you a patient, a carer, or someone with an interest in cancer research? Are you passionate about improving patient experience? Do you have a strong interest in … Learn more

Too many pills for too many ills? Deciding about long term medicines.

Are you taking long term medications? Are you interested in helping with research that could help you and your GP decide if they're right for you? I’m a GP starting … Learn more

Seeking patients, carers, relatives, and other healthcare consumers to attend meetings to help shape Cochrane Colloquium Edinburgh 2018

Cochrane UK is delighted to be organizing the next Cochrane Colloquium to be held in Edinburgh in September 2018. The theme will be ‘Cochrane for all – better evidence … Learn more

Can you help us shape the future for the Cancer Care Pathway?

We are looking for 2-3 participants who have first-hand experience of receiving treatment and care for cancer to be able to share this with researchers in a cancer care … Learn more

Volunteers, including healthy women, wanted for study into eating concerns and compulsivity

We are looking for women aged between 18 and 45 years, who do not have any current health or psychiatric problems, to participate in a psychological study. There are … Learn more

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