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There are several ways of getting involved in research in the Thames Valley region:

Patients Active in Research

Patients Active in Research

A Thames Valley scheme to increase patient, carer and public involvement in medical research at all stages.

Who it is for: anyone who would like to get involved with planning research.

The website also provides information about opportunities to take part in research studies and clinical trials.

This scheme is run by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and Unit (NHS/University partnerships).

How to sign up: online via the website.

Friends of OxDARE


A partnership between Oxford Health NHS Trust and the University of Oxford, funded by the NIHR Oxford Health BRC, to support and connect Oxford's biomedical research community, and to engage the public through educational events and research opportunities. Anyone who is interested in finding out more about taking part in dementia and aging research in Oxford is invited to become a Friend of OxDARE.

Who is “Friends of OxDARE” for: Any interested adults, who do not currently have a diagnosis of dementia

To sign up as a Friend of OxDARE please follow this link:

Or for more information please email the OxDARE team at:, or call us on 01865 683806.

Join Dementia Research


A national service where people can register their interest in participating in dementia research.

Who it is for: anyone, with or without dementia, with an interest in research

This service is funded by the Department of Health in partnership with the Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer's Research UK.

How to sign up: online via the website or by telephoning the Alzheimer's Society (0300 222 1122) or Alzheimer's Research UK (0300 111 5 111).


How to find Participants for Research Studies (and where to advertise your study)

1. To get patient involvement in the design of your research and/or to advertise a study in the Thames Valley area → Patients active in Research
2. To advertise a study in Oxford relating to healthy ageing and cognitive health in ageing → Friends of OxDARE
3. To advertise a study funded by the NIHR, ARUK or Alzheimer's Society in Oxford and beyond → Join Dementia Research

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