This page provides links for you to find out about specific research projects.
Discover - North West London's Health Research Register
If you live in North West London then Discover is your opportunity to contribute to health research. Often people want to contribute to this kind of research (whether they are unwell or not) but don't know where to start or who to ask. Researchers have a similar problem - they want to improve healthcare but sometimes can't find people to participate in their studies.
Discover is a way to bridge this gap, bringing the public and researchers together. It is a register of any adults (18 and over) living in North West London who are interested in health research and want to find out more about health research opportunities. The register is for both healthy people and those with a medical condition.
Discover is our sister register that has been established exclusively for people living in North West London. To find out more about the work Discover is doing then please click here.
The Scottish Diabetes Research Network (SDRN)
This clinical research network was created to coordinate and facilitate diabetes research across Scotland. It provides support to academic researchers in study development and practical research methodology training for research teams. SDRN also coordinates commercial research contracts at hospitals and GP sites across Scotland.There is also an Epidemiological studies group which aims to expand national diabetes research using SCI-DC and other linked databases.
To find out more about SDRN then please click here.
The Neuroprogressive & Dementia Network (NDN)
The Neuroprogressive & Dementia Network (NDN) provides staff to support many types of clinical studies for people with dementia and with other neuroprogressive conditions. In addition they have a patient and public involvement group which exists to engage people who want to help design research, or to present their own experiences to others, or simply to suggest topics in which they would like to see research carried out.
The Network have close links with researchers elsewhere in the UK and there is a new register of people with dementia who are interested in participating in research called 'Join Dementia Research'. To find out more about the register then please click here. If you are interested in taking part in research or being involved in their patient and public involvement group then you can contact them directly at Tay-UHB.SDCRNteam@nhs.net.
Seniors and Health.com
One of the areas of research that we get asked about the most by our registrants is Alzheimer’s and Dementia. We have completed a number of studies in this field and continue to work on a large national study that is looking at the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease.
Dementia is a critical and unfortunate condition that affects countless people around the world. It causes cognitive impairment and issues with communication as well as memory loss. This website has a lot of great information about Dementia and what may be the early signs of someone developing the disease. To read more about this then please click here.
Learn How your Child Learns !
At St Andrew's University we are trying to answer questions about how children learn to solve problems, participate in the social world, and construct knowledge. In order to do this, we need local families to participate.
If you decide to sign up, we’ll keep your contact information in a secure and confidential location and contact you when your child is the right age for a study. Your information will not be shared with anyone not affiliated with our lab. You can let us know if you want your name removed at any point in time.
All of our studies are approved by the local ethics board and are designed to be fun and engaging for your child. Most studies involve playing short games or watching short videos.
Please get involved and spread the word about SHARE and help get the rest of the population to sign up to SHARE. Contact the SHARE team if you would like to help and would like to get promotional materials leaflets/posters etc for you to distribute. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public involvement in the design of new research projects.
Public and patient involvement (PPI) is a way of making sure that the people who are most affected by research have an opportunity to share their views of the research design, procedures and materials with the research team. The difficulty for researchers is finding members of the public and patients to help them. Please get in touch if you want to help out.
Trial Forge (www.trialforge.org), an initiative that aims to improve the efficiency of trials.
We are working to have this site to provide information on specific studies, and to provide forms for you to easily contact the relevant researchers if you wish to take part in their studies.