What are the different types of research?
We have lots of different types of research that you can take part in, including questionnaires, focus groups and trials of new treatments.
We match people using the information provided at registration. When suitable opportunities arise, we will contact you to let you know what the research is about, where it is taking place, what is involved and how you can take part.
We never pass your details to the researchers. It is always your decision whether to take part in any research we tell you about. The usual care you receive from your healthcare team will never be affected by your decision.
Some studies may be looking for people that have certain characteristics, for example, a particular medical history or are currently taking certain medications. These are known as ‘inclusion criteria’ and are important to make sure the study produces the best possible results. When we contact you about a study, we will let you know about any inclusion criteria, please look at this carefully so that you can decide if you may be suitable.
Sometimes a research team may need to contact your GP for additional information or results; they will always ask your permission to do this.
Taking part in any research is completely voluntary. You can withdraw from a study or leave Research for the Future at any time without it affecting your current care and treatment.