How you can get involved

Studies currently recruiting

The summary of recruiting studies (PDF, 153 KB) provides a brief summary of studies currently recruiting in Cornwall, with contact details for each study. Some studies have very broad criteria and are open to a wide range of the population, whereas other studies have very specific criteria for who may be eligible.

How healthcare staff and academics can get involved

Become a research champion

The research team is developing a network of research champions across all services offered by the Trust. The role of a research champion (PDF, 93 KB) is to help inform patients and colleagues on how they can get involved in research.  

To express an interest in the role, email the research team or if you would like to discuss it further please call Joanna Ledger or Alan Beattie on01209 204 020.

Research Design Service South West is part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and supports the development of research proposals for health or social care research.

The Research Ideas Group is a joint venture between the Trust, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, Research Design Service South West, Plymouth University Clinical School and the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. Healthcare staff are invited to submit a research idea through the Cornwall Health Library website which will then be allocated to the most appropriate health research team for follow-up.

Developing your research skills and experience

The NIHR offer advice and resources to NHS staff interested in getting more involved with research.

How patients and the public can get involved

What is a clinical trial?

The NIHR has information on clinical trials, including what to consider if you are interested in taking part in health research. 

Become a patient research ambassador

The role of a patient research ambassador (PDF, 783 KB) is to help people in their local area find out about and take part in clinical research.

Public involvement in research

There are opportunities for members of the public to get actively involved in research, such as identifying priorities for research, aiding development of clear information about research, interviewing research participants and carrying out some research activities.