At the Cambridge Clinical Research Facility we are really keen to hear your views about the research we conduct.
There are lots of different ways you can get involved, click here to see some of the studies we run at the CCRC
We want patients and members of the public to be actively involved in the research we do. This means more than simply taking part in a study.
What is important is that you have personal knowledge or experience of health conditions, illness or health care services and have an interest in shaping research.
There are all sorts of different ways of being involved, such as:
We offer students 16 and over a chance to participate in some work experience at the CRF. We give students a chance to spend a couple of days meeting researchers and touring our research facility and labs.
The students have met so far in May, June and August 2019: more opportunities are being arranged for the next academic year (2019/20).
We are also interested in hearing from you if you have taken part in any research at the Clinical Research Facility and would he happy to tell us of your experience.
An interactive online course is available for new and experienced reviewers of health and social care research, which has been produced by a team of public reviewers and patient and public involvement professionals with the NIHR. More information here.
We have a dedicated Patient & Public Involvement team, and we would be more than happy to talk to you about what is involved and answer any questions you may have. Please get in touch if you have a story to tell about why you have participated in one of our research studies or would like to join our panel, please email us.