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Research for the Future is an 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 years or over. Registering means we will inform you about research opportunities you may wish to take part in.

We offer 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:

  • helping to design a study
  • being part of a discussion group
  • completing a survey
  • helping to test new equipment, or
  • being involved in a clinical trial.

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

Current studies


Testing the effectiveness of a new drug to prevent COVID-19 infection.

Find out more about: Supernova

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

Reducing fatigue after long COVID

Understanding fatigue-related symptoms experienced by people after infection with COVID-19.

Find out more about: Reducing fatigue after long COVID


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

DART lung health

Establishing an advisory group for a study developing the use of artificial intelligence to transform the diagnosis of lung cancer and other thoracis diseases.

Find out more about: DART lung health


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

Diabetes: Anxiety and low mood

Study looking to understand why some people with diabetes experiences low mood and anxiety.

Find out more about: Diabetes: Anxiety and low mood

Path Feel

Looking at the effects of wearing vibrating insoles in day-to-day life and assess whether they can improve balance and increase physical activity.

Find out more about: Path Feel

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

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

Find out more about: PANORAMIC Trial

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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

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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

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CHIEF-PD trial

Looking to determine if certain medications can help prevent falls in people with Parkinson’s Disease.

Find out more about: CHIEF-PD trial

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Investigating the effect of medication reviews on blood pressure control in people with hypertension.

Find out more about: OUTREACH


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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