Current Involvement Opportunities

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

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Volunteers needed for a focus group discussion about developing Artificial Intelligence to guide vestibular schwannoma treatment

We are looking for 10 participants to take part in a focus group discussion about developing a computer-driven artificial intelligence model to help guide the treatment of patients with vestibular schwannomas. We will present a brief summary of the project, demonstrating how this technology could … [Read more...]

Volunteers Needed for Parkinson’s Disease Study

We are looking for individuals aged 50-75 who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in the last 6 years, to take part in a research study assessing the effects of their usual medication on learning and memory. If you express interest, you will be invited to come to the Department of … [Read more...]

Volunteers needed to help with designing study materials for vaccine trials

Interested in designing the name, logo and public summary for a clinical vaccine study? We need help from members of the public for the following: * Naming a study - help to design the study name and logo for a large clinical trial * Feedback on a trial summary - this will be used to share the … [Read more...]

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

Between 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). Children need not have been prescribed an antibiotic. We would value parents input in any of the following: (1) Helping us design this … [Read more...]

Patient and public involvement needed for workshop on new diagnostic tests

We are looking for patients to take part in a one-day workshop: Maximising Value from New Diagnostic Tests. New diagnostic tests have potential to transform care pathways, increase efficiency and improve outcomes, but their adoption is (at best) slow and patchy. Reasons for this are complex, … [Read more...]

Volunteers needed for study on probiotics and low mood

We are looking for volunteers aged 18-55 who are experiencing low mood and/or loss of interest/motivation to take part in a study investigating the effects of 4-week ingestion of a probiotic or placebo on the processing of emotions. First of all, we ask potential participants to fill in an online … [Read more...]

Understanding the role of calcium channels in mood instability, cognitive function and sleep

Have you been experiencing problematic moods? Have you been experiencing mood swings? Have you recently engaged in risky behaviour, been so hyper that you got into trouble, had much more energy than usual and/or been so irritable that you started fights? We are investigating the role of … [Read more...]

Healthy volunteers aged 18-45 wanted for study into how the brain handles decision-making

Researchers at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford are seeking volunteers for a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) study. The purpose of this study is to examine how the brain is organised, and how it processes information and performs skills such as thinking and … [Read more...]

Losartan and Emotional Processing and Memory: Healthy Volunteers Needed

Worrying a lot? Interested in taking part in a research study? We are looking for healthy, right-handed volunteers, who are aged 18-50 years and fluent in English, to take part in a study investigating how a single dose of the medication losartan affects emotional processing, using brain … [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...]

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...]