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

Help us develop an app to guide patient choice in antipsychotic medicines

Researchers at the University of Oxford are developing a smartphone app to support patient choice about antipsychotic medications and side effects. The app will ask … 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

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

The effect of losartan on depression-related processing in healthy volunteers

We are looking for participants to take part in a study looking at the effects of Losartan, a drug used to treat hypertension, on depression and emotion related … Learn more