How can I get involved?

How can I get involved in research?

You can get involved in clinical research in a variety of ways, not just as a trial participant.

Find out more about getting involved in research within Sheffield Hospitals Foundation Trust by contacting the Clinical Research and Innovation Office by email at getinvolved@sth.nhs.uk. Click here to see more information from the Clinical Research and Innovation Office about the difference that local people have made by getting involved.

Both the CRF and the Clinical Research and Innovation Office have active Twitter accounts which are used to share opportunities locally, regionally and nationally to get involved.

CRF Twitter account: @CRFSheffield

CRIO Twitter account: @Shef_Research

Ways you can be involved

Some people decide to continue to be involved with research after they have taken part in a research project. Some people might not have taken part in a project before but want to be involved in a different way.

Patient panels have been set up to ensure that research carried out at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust is patient focused. To find out more about patient panels and opportunities to join a panel - click here

More information about other ways to be involved can be found at the Clinical Research and Innovation Office website.

If you are interested, you can also find more information about getting involved in the NHS, public health and social care research at the website for the national body for patient and public involvement in healthcare, INVOLVE. There is a specific website called People in Research which may interest you.

Become a Patient Research Ambassador (PRA)

The Patient Research Ambassadors Initiative is a project which aims to improve how NHS patients can find out about and participate in research in their local NHS care organisation and we believe that patients are best placed to make this happen.