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Take Part in Current Research

Each year in Scotland more than 1500 clinical research studies take place, involving over 30,000 patients. During the COVID-19 pandemic over 60,000 patients were involved in vital research to develop treatments and vaccines.   

Taking part in research can offer many benefits. It may provide access to new treatments or help participants learn more about their condition. The close monitoring of participants by healthcare professionals during a research study can also help to improve outcomes.

However, people can only take part in research if they know that it’s happening.

Be Part of Research is an online service that provides an opportunity to help members of the public find out what research is currently happening across the UK.

The aim is to help people make informed choices about taking part in health and social care research and make sure everyone has the chance to get involved, if they want to.

You can search by condition, by location or via keyword, and will be given a list of trials which may be suitable for you.  You may need referred by your own specialist or GP, so please do discuss with if you find a study you think you want to take part in.

Visit Be Part of Research for more information.