Current Involvement Opportunities

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

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Patient representative needed for protocol review of early lung cancer detection study

I am a Clinical Research Fellow working at the Churchill Hospital. My interest lies in early lung cancer detection and this is the focus of my research. I am looking for a patient representative to whom I can show my study protocol, patient information sheet and consent form for my study. If you … [Read more...]

Patients with ankle arthritis required for clinical trial comparing the two main surgical treatments

We are recruiting patients aged 50-85 years with severe ankle arthritis who are considering having surgery, for a trial comparing the two most common surgical treatments: total ankle replacement, and ankle arthrodesis (fusion). Patients are eligible for the trial if their surgeon considers them … [Read more...]

Participants needed for study of a new vaccine against Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

The Oxford Vaccine Group, part of the University of Oxford, are inviting you to take part in a study of a new vaccine against Respiratory Syncytial Virus, or RSV. This virus can cause respiratory infections such as bronchiolitis and pneumonia. RSV affects all ages, but is especially dangerous for … [Read more...]

Would you like to volunteer to help develop new vaccines against Ebola?

We are looking for people who are 18-65 years old and in good health who are willing to help develop new vaccines against Ebola. The total study participation time is 1 year. If you would like to find out more information and see if you are you eligible, please go to www.ebolavaccine.org.uk. … [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...]

Do you have memory problems or a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment? Volunteers needed to test a new medicine

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is looking for participants to take help test a new medication (MK8931) in the treatment of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). This medication acts to reduce the levels of a brain protein called amyloid, which is known to build up in excessive amounts in those … [Read more...]

Seeking volunteers with early Alzheimer’s disease for minocycline trial

Running across the Thames Valley, this trial aims to determine whether a drug called minocycline is superior to placebo in affecting the disease course over a 2-year period in patients with very early Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers will measure whether the drug is effective in reducing the rate … [Read more...]

Ground breaking trial seeks participants – can we slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease?

RADAR is a ground breaking trial that hopes to find out if a drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure (known as hypertension) could slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. We believe the drug called losartan could slow down the rate of brain shrinkage that is known to occur in … [Read more...]

A new medication for patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease – participants needed

Running across the Thames Valley, this study aims to test a new medication (MK8931) in patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. The medication acts to reduce the levels of a brain protein called amyloid, which is known to build up in excessive amounts in those with Alzheimer’s … [Read more...]

People with Alzheimer’s disease wanted for evaluating a new research drug that may improve their cognitive function

The purpose of the study is to find out whether a new research drug, given in addition to the medication Donepezil, can improve the cognitive function in people with Alzheimer’s disease. We are looking for people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (memory score of 12-24 on the Mmse … [Read more...]

Seeking people with subcortical ischemic vascular dementia for innovative clinical trial

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is looking for volunteers to join this clinical trial. The aim of this study (the AFFECT Trial) is to test the theory that treatment with amlodipine (a drug used in the treatment of high blood pressure and anginal chest pain) can improve the health of patients … [Read more...]

Living well with dementia – the IDEAL study

We are seeking volunteers within Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire to take part in this study. The IDEAL research project focuses on people who have difficulties with memory, thinking or behaviour, that may have been described as dementia or an associated condition, and on the family … [Read more...]

Sufferers of clinical depression needed for new brain imaging study

We are looking for people aged 18-70 who are currently suffering from clinical depression. Clinical depression is a common condition. There are effective treatments available but these do not suit everybody and new approaches are needed. Not much is currently known about the chemical changes in … [Read more...]

Do you have an inattentive and impulsive brain?

Patients with memory problems can have difficulties paying attention or making decisions. Within Oxford, we want to find out more about the reasons why people have these problems, so that treatments might eventually be developed for them. We hope that this research will lead to better care for … [Read more...]

Healthy volunteers needed for clinical vaccine trials

The Jenner Institute is looking for healthy volunteers to participate in clinical vaccine trials, for which we provide compensation. … [Read more...]

Eye Research Group Oxford – Research Register

We are looking for people interested in eye research. Either with an eye condition or healthy. All that is required is completion of a form. Upon completion of the registration form, you would be sent further information on any research project you may be eligible for, either now or in the future. … [Read more...]

Seeking people with Parkinson’s and their family members to help researchers identify genetic traits

Imperial College London is a clinical site for the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI), a large-scale study exclusively focused on identifying and validating Parkinson’s disease biomarkers. Following the successful completion of recruitment for the original study and launch of a … [Read more...]

Research opportunities for people with or without diabetes

Researchers at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM) are looking for people who may be interested in taking part in clinical studies related to diabetes and willing to join a research recruitment register so that they can be notified of opportunities as they … [Read more...]

CAPTURE 24 – A health and time use study using innovative devices

• We are looking for volunteers (18 years and older) who live in Oxfordshire to explore how people spend their time, both indoors and out • The study involves wearing new innovative sensing devices for a single day including a wearable camera (on lanyard) and activity watch (accelerometer) • … [Read more...]