Category: Get Involved!

Take part in our studies


Healthy volunteer studies open to recruitment

At the Clinical Research Facility in Cambridge, we have a keen interest in metabolism, energy expenditure and energy balance, and have world leading scientists and state of the art metabolic measurement equipment. Many of the diseases we study require reference data from normal healthy people. To provide this we have two in-house studies that the general public can take part in – one for children aged 6 to 16 years and the other in adults, 17 years and over. If you are interested in finding out about yours or your child’s fat, muscle and bone mass and how it affects metabolism and would like to take part in this study, please contact us. The study will involve us taking measurements during an overnight stay in the Clinical Research Facility, and you will be reimbursed for any travel costs. For more information on how you or your child can participate, please telephone 01223 596077. Or contact us by email on

Taking part in clinical trials: how patients can make a difference

Our Clinical Investigation Ward were part of this video, you can see how patients make a difference in research and what happens when you take part in a clinical trial.

Taking part in research

If you are interested in taking part in a research study you could ask your GP or Consultant to consider any trials or other well-designed studies that you may be suitable for (eligible). Or you could visit the NIHR Be Part of Research for information about clinical trials running in the UK. You can enter your postcode and find out information about studies close to where you live. In the majority of research studies that take place in the Addenbrooke’s Clinical Research Centre (ACRC), the participants are selected for the study by the researchers, if they are eligible.

Paediatric research in type 1 diabetes

This short video explores some of the paediatric research in type 1 diabetes taking place in Cambridge, including the NIHR Cambridge BRC’s artificial pancreas study (CLOuD, Closed Loop study) which has been conducted at the CRF.

The film features interviews with researchers and some of the children and adolescents who have taken part in these ground-breaking clinical studies.

Filmed by WebsEdge Ltd.