Data Jigsaw

This project is looking to understand public views on how personal health records are used for musculoskeletal research.

Findings will be used to develop materials and resources to inform the public about sharing health data for research purposes.

It is being carried out by a team of researchers based at The University of Manchester and is financed by The Oliver Bird Fund, administered by the Nuffield Foundation.


  • Aged 18+
  • Have a muscle or joint condition (eg arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, inflamed joints etc) or joint symptoms, even if you do not have a diagnosis.
  • Live in Greater Manchester


  • Online or at local community settings in Salford (eg health centre, clinic or Gateway)


Taking part will involve either taking part in an interview/discussion to capture your views and experiences:

  • Individual interview (online or face-to-face) approx. 30 minutes
  • Group discussion (face-to-face) approx. 90 minutes

Participants will receive a £20 shopping voucher.

Recruiting until

  • 31 December 2022

Want to take part or learn more?