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, 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...]

Volunteer Ambassadors wanted for The Waiting Room Project

We aim to inform people in clinical waiting rooms about medical research, specifically biobanking. Using iPads we’ll provide people with information about biobanking policies and survey them in order to increase awareness and the potential for future participation. We need Ambassadors to help … [Read more...]

Feedback from patients and carers sought for online patient advisory panel

We are launching an Online Patient Advisory Panel here in the Oxford Kidney and Transplant Team. We would like feedback from our patients and their carers on what they think about our information leaflets and the research that we are planning. We have an online form that we would like our … [Read more...]

Patients with history of non-acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) deficiency needed for focus group.

We require patients with history of non-acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) deficiency for focus work group of the ACL SNNAP (Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery Necessity in Non-Acute Patients) trial. This trial is comparing two management strategies for ACL deficient patients, surgery (ACL … [Read more...]

Do you have Myasthenia Gravis or Auto Immune Encephalopathy, or have you got experience caring for a relative with either of these conditions?

We are looking for one or two people to work with us to develop information for patients who will take part in a small research study to find out the effects of plasma exchange in the immune system, in addition to improving your symptoms. An autoimmune disease develops when your immune system, … [Read 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 (TYGER) - is being run by the Oxford Vaccine Group which is part of the University of Oxford. If you are 18 to 60 yrs old, in good … [Read 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 Centre for Suicide Research, both within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. We are currently recruiting for a … [Read 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 taken in addition to current Alzheimer’s disease medication(s). The study lasts for 23 months and includes 9 visits to the … [Read more...]

Would you like to help shape the future of the 100,000 Genomes Project?

People who have taken part in the 100,000 Genomes Project, or their carers, are being sought to join the Participant Panel. The 100,000 Genomes Project will sequence 100,000 genomes from around 70,000 people. Participants are NHS patients with a rare disease, plus their families, and patients with … [Read more...]

People needed to review a patient information sheet about fatty liver disease

Novo Nordisk Ltd is starting a study to investigate a new treatment for fatty liver disease (also known as NASH or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis). The study will be conducted in hospitals across the UK and in other countries. We would like to find some patients or carers or relatives of patients with … [Read more...]

Looking for patient representatives to support blood transfusion research

We are seeking patient representatives for our clinical research group in Oxford: Systematic Review Initiative, NHS Blood and Transplant. We are looking to add a patient's voice to our research and would be interested to hear from anyone who has received a blood transfusion or been involved in … [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...]

Seeking patients with a new diagnosis of skin lymphoma for an observational study: PROCLIPI

Have you recently been diagnosed with skin T-cell lymphoma - specifically mycosis fungoides or sezary syndrome? We are participating in an international study that is collecting data on all patients who are newly diagnosed with skin lymphoma. We don’t know why but in some patients (about 1 in every … [Read more...]

Have you or a family member recently recovered from any traumatic injuries? Would you like to get involved with trauma research?

We are looking to set up a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) group for people to get involved in musculoskeletal trauma research (for example, broken limbs/hip replacements etc). This may be commenting on various trial documents or getting involved with trial meetings. We are also planning to … [Read more...]

OxAAA survey – please tell us what you think is important

The OxAAA research team is seeking to learn more about their patients' understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). We would like to learn what respondents consider to be important research questions. We hope to compare these to the understanding of the clinical … [Read more...]

Help needed to develop a programme of trials in heart failure

Topic: Heart Failure & Dilated Cardiomyopathy We are developing a programme of randomized trials to help answer the everyday questions and problems that doctors face when caring for their patients with heart failure. We welcome feedback and proposals for new questions that might be addressed. … [Read more...]

Healthy toddlers and adults needed for flu vaccine study

ADITEC Flu2: Understanding the genetic basis for immune responses to flu vaccines in children and adults The Oxford Vaccine Group is currently looking to enrol healthy Caucasian children aged 13 to 24 months, and adults aged 18 to 65 years, to participate in a study of how the immune system … [Read more...]

Sufferers of depression and healthy volunteers needed for a study investigating inflammation

• Are you aged 25 to 50? • Are you generally healthy and able to give blood? • We are looking for people who have depression, and also people who do not have depression as a comparison group. There is growing evidence that inflammation is often associated with and can cause depression. We would … [Read more...]

Register for the Adult Autism Spectrum Cohort – UK

The Adult Autism Spectrum Cohort-UK aims to find out about the lives of adults on the Autism Spectrum and their relatives, and how people’s lives change over time. The researchers hope the research findings will lead to some improvements in support services for adults with Autism and their … [Read more...]