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Understanding genetic links to anxiety and depression

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Research for the Future is an award-winning, NHS supported campaign that helps people find out about and take part in health and care research.  Getting involved in research means you are helping to discover new ways to prevent, diagnose and manage illnesses.

Everyone is welcome to register with Research for the Future, whether you have a health condition or not. The only requirement is that you must live in England and be 18 or over. Registering means you will receive information about opportunities to take part in research.

We have opportunities to get involved in research across all health conditions as well as for healthy volunteers.

There are many different types of research to get involved with including:

  • completing a survey or questionnaire
  • being part of a discussion group
  • trialling new technology or testing new equipment
  • helping to develop and design a research project
  • being involved in a clinical trial.

We also have five areas of particular interest, our ‘Help BEAT’ campaigns, and we are especially keen to hear from people living with one, or more of these health conditions.  Our current campaigns are Help BEAT Diabetes, Help BEAT Heart Disease, Help BEAT Kidney Disease, Help BEAT Respiratory Disease and Help BEAT Coronavirus.

Current studies

NW Coast Cancer Research Partnership

Establishing a Cancer Research Partnership Group to support the planning and development of cancer research across the North West Coast.

Find out more about: NW Coast Cancer Research Partnership

Pomegranate extract and inflammageing

Measuring the effects of pomegranate extract supplements on blood pressure, cholesterol, and inflammation, as well as muscle and brain function

Find out more about: Pomegranate extract and inflammageing

Community pharmacies: discussion group

Understanding public views on proposals to allow community pharmacy’s access to the Greater Manchester Care Record.

Find out more about: Community pharmacies: discussion group

Measuring loneliness

Measuring the prevalence and severity of social isolation and loneliness in the general population in England.

Find out more about: Measuring loneliness

Mental illness and medicine safety

Exploring experiences of medication safety for people with mental illness and/or their carers.

Find out more about: Mental illness and medicine safety


Investigating the links between the immune system and cognitive decline after stroke.

Find out more about: Stroke-IMPaCT


Evaluating the effectiveness of a new personalised self-management support programme for people experiencing long Covid.

Find out more about: LISTEN

REPoSS: Public representatives

Understanding the experiences of people affected by stroke and seizures to help develop ways to improve diagnosis and treatment.

Find out more about: REPoSS: Public representatives

Hericium erinaceus

Investigating if supplements containing Hericium erinaceus mushroom can help improve memory and cognition in young adults.

Find out more about: Hericium erinaceus


Investigating whether a home-based exercise programme can help people recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) slow down the progression of the disease.

Find out more about: EXTOD-Immune

Integrated bipolar parenting intervention

Testing the effectiveness of an online intervention for parents with bipolar disorder.

Find out more about: Integrated bipolar parenting intervention


Understanding why some people experience anxiety and depression by exploring the influence of genetic and environmental risk factors.

Find out more about: GLAD


Investigating the effect of common air pollutants on brain function in healthy participants who have family members with brain disorders such as dementia.

Find out more about: HIPTox

Community health services

Establishing a PPI (patient and public involvement) panel to advise on a study examining how adult community health services influence and affect use of hospital-based services.

Find out more about: Community health services


Investigating the effects of a time restricted eating programme on blood sugar control for people who have been told they are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Find out more about: OFFSET


This study is investigating a new digital tool to help people improve their inhaler technique and help with treatment of asthma.

Find out more about: ASSIST


This project will establish a PPIE (patient and public involvement and engagement) group to advise on all stages of mesothelioma research.

Find out more about: PREDICT-Meso PPI Group


Developing new treatments using digital technologies to understand what happens when someone breathes.

Find out more about: OptiMuscle


Assessing how well a new blood test can help determine if exposure to cats can make allergy or allergy symptoms worse.

Find out more about: ForeCAst

Data Jigsaw

Understanding public views on how personal health records are used for musculoskeletal research.

Find out more about: Data Jigsaw

ADAMS: Multiple sclerosis study

Study looking to understand how genes cause multiple sclerosis in people from different ethnic backgrounds.

Find out more about: ADAMS: Multiple sclerosis study

Parkinson’s Families Project (PFP)

Investigating the genetic causes of Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders.

Find out more about: Parkinson’s Families Project (PFP)

UK GCA Consortium – retrospective study

Understanding more about the causes of GCA (giant cell arteritis).

Find out more about: UK GCA Consortium – retrospective study

Panoramic case study.


Testing new antiviral treatments for people with Covid-19 that can be taken at home.

Find out more about: PANORAMIC Trial

Man sat in front of a computer screen.

MoNoPly study

Understanding how the brain processes pain and how it learns and adapts to sensory experiences over time.

Find out more about: MoNoPly study

An elderly man coughing.


Understanding why people with different chest conditions develop a cough and how it compares to people without a chest condition.

Find out more about: Orchid


Investigating if medications currently prescribed to treat people with diabetes and heart problems could be used to prevent heart problems.

Find out more about: PONTIAC II

Study archive

View all research opportunities and studies that we have promoted online

Find out more about: Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY)

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