Current Involvement Opportunities

people-circleBelow is a listing of all current involvement opportunities in the Thames Valley (see Our Region).

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People impacted by Parkinson’s wanted for survey

Background In 2014, the James Lind Alliance and Parkinson’s UK set up a Patient Setting Priority group to find the top 10 research priorities that people living with Parkinson’s (PwP) and health and social care professionals would like to see answered. This was published in 2014 by Deane et al. The … [Read more...]

Help us guide future research about problematic knee replacements

Have you undergone a knee replacement and experienced problems, or cared for someone who has? Tell us the top three questions you would like answered by future research as part of a new James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership. Complete the 2 minute survey at: … [Read more...]

Parents of preschool children needed to help us design a new study about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance

We are seeking 25-30 parents or carers of preschool children (aged under 5) who have had a recent respiratory tract infection (e.g. cough, ear infection or sore throat) within the last 3 months. Children need not have been prescribed an antibiotic. We would value parents' or carers' input in any … [Read more...]

MERS001 MERS-CoV Vaccine Trial (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus)

We are looking for healthy volunteers to take part in a trial testing a new vaccine (ChAdOx1 MERS) against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), one of the most worrying newly emerging outbreak diseases. If you are aged 18-50 and are in good health you may be eligible to … [Read more...]

TB041 Tuberculosis Vaccine Trial

We are looking for volunteers in the Oxford area for a BCG challenge trial in healthy adults to help develop TB vaccines. If you are aged 18-50, in good health, have never received BCG and have not taken part in a trial or study where TB trial vaccines have been used, you may be eligible to … [Read 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 emotional decision making. The study involves psychological tasks and taking medication for 7 days. You will be asked questions … [Read 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 a scientific explanation of how the medication improves HF related outcomes. We think it might help the heart by enhancing its … [Read 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 investigating how a new medication affects emotional decision making. The study involves psychological tasks, one brain scan using … [Read 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 Oxford. What is this study about? Hepatitis B is a serious infection of the liver caused by a virus (HBV) that is spread through … [Read 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 can prevent pertussis infection. Pertussis infection, also known as whooping cough, affects the lungs and airways and can cause … [Read more...]

Feeling anxious? Participants wanted for brain study.

Researchers at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford are seeking healthy male and female volunteers aged: 18 – 50, who may be feeling anxious, for a study testing the effect of a nutritional supplement on brain function. The study aims to test if a … [Read more...]

People needed to review study documents relating to MRI scan in biliary diseases

We are trying to determine if non-invasive MRI techniques can be used for the assessment and monitoring of patients with biliary diseases including primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), immunoglobulin-4-related sclerosing cholangitis (IgG4-SC) and suspected malignant biliary strictures. This 3-year … [Read more...]

Research study recruiting – The Role of Nicotinamide in Mitochondrial Biogenesis

We are recruiting patients with the following profile: 18-70 years, male or female Mitochondrial disease caused by a single mitochondrial DNA mutation, as well as a diagnosis of Progressive External Ophthalmoplegia (PEO) and exercise intolerance or Mitochondrial disease caused by the … [Read more...]

Would you like to cut down your smoking, but not quit?

We are looking for volunteers to take part in a study investigating whether simple support from a health trainer can help people who do not want to quit in the next four weeks, to reduce how much they smoke. The health trainer support includes helping you to do more physical activity or exercise, if … [Read more...]

Supporting people with pressure injury living at home

The project team working on improving care for people with pressure injury (pressure ulcer, bedsore) living at home is seeking people with pressure injury and their carers to become part of a stakeholder group. We are applying for funding to develop and deliver a care bundle for people with … [Read more...]

TICSI Clinical Trial – are you a healthy male aged between 18 and 60?

We are running a clinical study to trial a new medication to block the unwanted side effects of steroid medication. If you are a healthy man aged between 18-60 and interested in taking part, please contact Dr Nantia Othonos (please see below). … [Read more...]

How women with and without eating disorders perceive bodies

I’m looking for female participants aged 16 – 45 years old, who have a current diagnosis of an eating disorder to take part in a study of how women perceive bodies. The study involves one session, 1.5-2 hours long, at the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital site in Headington. You … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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 experience. The study involves completing simple computer based tasks and questionnaires. During the study samples of saliva (spit) … [Read more...]