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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Are you a medical researcher seeking partnerships with patients and members of the public?

Latest Opportunities

ARUK Oxford Dementia Information Morning

  Free short talks on Alzheimer’s, dementia, current treatments and latest research. Information stands including Young Dementia, NHS trust, Dementia … 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

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Arthritis* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

This is a very informal event, part of the British Science Association (BSA) Science week, in collaboration with the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and … Learn more

Do you have views about the care of older patients who have suffered broken bones?

Oxford Trauma is launching a James Lind Alliance Research Priority Setting Exercise (PSP) in the area of broken bones in older people. The first PSP will address broken … 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

Seeking patient representatives with knee osteoarthritis to advise on a funding application

We are looking for patient representatives with osteoarthritis of the knee to assist with the development of a funding application. We would be particularly interested in … Learn more

Looking for patient representation for imaging research

I have recently been awarded an NIHR funded fellowship investigating ways to improve imaging for cancer patients. As part of my fellowship I am setting up a PPI panel to … Learn more

A new way of measuring heart and lung function in critical care

I would like to make a group of 3-4 patients or carers that have experience of intensive or critical care to make a liaison group for my study. I am looking at a new way … 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

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 people with mild Alzheimer’s disease for innovative clinical trial

This clinical trial is testing whether a new drug, called Azilarigon, is effective in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease compared to a placebo. This medication is to be … Learn more