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Areas of Research

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 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 four areas of particular interest, our ‘Help BEAT’ campaigns.  Our current campaigns are 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.

Help BEAT Campaigns

Types of Research


Telephone Interviews

Face to Face Interviews

Focus Groups

Observational Studies

Clinical Trials - Testing Medical Equipment

Clinical Trials - Existing Treatments

Clinical Trials - New Treatments