Taking Part in Research

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How can you find out what research studies are taking place near to you?

The NIHR Be Part of Research website has details on how you can find out where health and social care research is taking place across the UK. It is searchable by keywords such as 'diabetes', 'blood' or 'Sheffield'.

Have you ever wondered what its like to participate in a research study?

Perhaps you have been informed about some research which you could be eligible to participate in and you want to find out more about what to expect before you decide.

The National Institute for Health  and Care Research (NIHR) YouTube channel nirhtv has a selection of videos about clinical research which you might find interesting.

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Will you be paid for taking part in a research study?

Often you will be compensated for any travel expenses arising from your participation in a clinical trial so that you aren't out of pocket if you decide to take part.

Sometimes a small payment for inconvenience can be made to you. Full details of any payments made are explained in the study information provided to you, to read before you decide whether to participate in the trial or not. If you have any questions, you can ask the person who is explaining the study to you.