Brain

Healthy non-smoking men (18-40) needed for an MRI study to assess how stress influences the brain

We are looking for non-smoking men, aged between 18 and 40 years, who do not have any current health or psychiatric problems, to participate in a psychological study. With this study we like to assess how a gene and a drug interact to affect mental performance and brain activity. More information … [Read 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 research around Adult Social Work needs to happen. We are asking social workers themselves to contribute to the survey too. Please … [Read 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 three groups we want to recruit: healthy people who have recovered from anorexia nervosa for at least a year; those who think a lot … [Read more...]

Advances in medicine focus group participants needed – £25 voucher

We would like you/your group to take part in a focus group discussion about recent advances in medicine, in particular the development of personalised medicine and tailoring treatments to the individual patient. New types of technology, such as whole genome sequencing, means that all of our … [Read more...]

Register for Friends of Oxford Dementia and Ageing Research (OxDARE)

Are you interested in dementia and ageing research? Would you like to get involved with our research? We are looking for healthy people over 40 years old who are interested in dementia and ageing research and would like to join our Friends of OxDARE Research Register. You will need to complete a … [Read more...]

Reading Networks in the Developing Brain

We are investigating the reading networks in the brain of typical readers and of poor readers. We do so using non-invasive brain imaging methods such as MRI and a set of standardized neuropsychological assessment. We hope to find not only which regions in the brain are different in poor readers, … [Read more...]

People diagnosed with Parkinson’s wanted for study

A major study is currently underway to understand the very earliest steps in Parkinson’s with the eventual aim of generating drugs to halt the condition before symptoms appear. People with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s made in the last 3 years will be eligible for study participation. Individuals … [Read more...]

Help us find the evidence: become an Embase screener

The EMBASE project provides an opportunity for new and potential contributors to get involved with Cochrane work by diving into a task that needs doing. No prior experience is necessary as the task supports a ‘learn as you do’ approach. The project's purpose is to identify reports of randomised … [Read more...]

Surgical Patients Research User Group

We would like to hear from patients who have an interest in surgical research. This includes a broad range of areas including: orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery, cardiac surgery, general surgery, neuro surgery. Our user group is open to patients, carers and people with a general interest in this … [Read more...]

Online survey: Do you have experience of providing support from a distance?

Who can participate? People who have current or past experience of providing care from a distance to a family member who is/was near the end of life. What are you being asked to do? You are invited to fill in an online questionnaire (20 minutes) for a PhD at Oxford Brookes University. If you … [Read more...]

Involvement in cardiovascular research

We are interested in your thoughts on Cardiovascular Research. We would like to involve patients and members of the public in: - Setting our research priorities - Assessing the readability of written material aimed at research participants - Designing our clinical research studies to help make … [Read more...]

Neurochemistry of Depression

We are seeking people with clinical depression, both with a clinical diagnosis of depression and people who have not been diagnosed but who think they might be suffering from the condition. … [Read more...]

Motor neurone disease research

We are seeking patients with a diagnosis of motor neurone disease (MND, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS) or those with a diagnosis of primary lateral sclerosis (PLS). Healthy relatives of MND patients where there is a wider family history of MND or the related condition of … [Read more...]