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About Research For The Future

Research for the Future

About Research for the Future

Research for the Future is an NHS-supported campaign that helps people find out about and take part in health and care research.

Taking part in research means you are helping to discover new ways to prevent, diagnose and manage illnesses.

We encourage people to register to hear about research opportunities, whether they have a health condition or not.

Joining Research for the Future

Joining Research for the Future is free. When you sign up, we will ask you for your contact details and some basic information about yourself. We use this to send you information about research opportunities you may be suitable for.

Research for the Future helps researchers find the right people to take part in their studies but it is always your decision whether to take part in any research we tell you about. Your participation is completely voluntary and you can withdraw from a study, or from the Research for the Future database, at any time. The usual care you receive from your health care team will never be affected by your decision.

The information you provide is stored on a secure NHS database kept in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act (2018).  Only the Research for the Future team has access to it.  Your details will never be passed to anyone else.

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Current studies

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


Testing and evaluating a new system for tracking daily symptoms in people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Find out more about: REMORA2

What does research impact mean?

Understanding what ‘research impact’ means to those taking part, as well as their opinions of what makes good research.

Find out more about: What does research impact mean?

Anxiety in older adults

Looking to understand how older people from different cultural backgrounds understand and experience anxiety.

Find out more about: Anxiety in older adults

How you've helped us

Medicines Evaluation Unit: COPD drug

Clinical trial testing a new treatment for COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).

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Locum doctors in the NHS

Project gathering patient feedback in order to better understand the quality and safety of locum doctors working in the NHS.

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Diabetes medication and cardiovascular health

ASCEND PLUS is a new trial being developed to test whether a particular diabetes medication can also be used to prevent heart attack, stroke, and other complications in people with type 2 diabetes.

Elderly couple walking

Move a little and often

‘Move a little and often’ is a new approach to help people move more and was part of a PhD research study from The University of Manchester.