Take part in a research project

Patients taking part in research

Clinical research is vital for the future of healthcare. It helps us to answer questions about the best treatment for our patients. As a patient of Solent NHS Trust, you could be eligible to take part in one of our research studies as a research participant.

A research participant is someone who takes part in a research study. You may be invited to take part in research by the clinical staff treating you. Alternatively you can seek out and volunteer to participate in research independently by selecting a study that you might be eligible for from our project page and getting in touch.

Each research study is different; some ask you to fill in questionnaires while others may offer you a different treatment for your condition or require you to provide a clinical sample. As all studies are looking to answer different questions, the criteria to take part will vary.

By volunteering as a research participant, you are helping to inform the future of healthcare delivery by enabling us to test and answer these questions. Your participation will help future patients with similar health conditions to get the best possible care. 

We always endeavour to share the results of research studies with the people that have taken part. However, it is important to recognise that some studies can take years to conclude and produce results.

If you would like to find out which studies you could apply for, please visit the 'Our Research Projects' page.