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Benefits to taking part in research

Being a research volunteer can be a very rewarding experience. The Citizen Scientist Project will help you to find research opportunities in your local area.  These projects will be varied and interesting, ranging from clinical trials to large scale community projects where with your help, we can make a difference to the local community and the lives of the people who live there.

The Citizen Scientist Project promises to provide:

  1. Research projects from places with a good reputation for carrying out ethically approved and well managed research.
  2. Updates about research projects so that you can monitor the progress and final findings.


Personal Benefits to taking part:

Listed below are some of the benefits taking part in research can bring to you.   We are happy to hear about your experiences of taking part in clinical trials.  Please contact us to share your story.

Benefits to participation in clinical trials

  • Access to the newest medicines and treatments
  • Health screening, access to additional tests and support for your condition
  • Satisfaction and pride- knowing you are helping others
  • Sharing experiences  -  improving quality of research
  • Feeling valued 
  • Compensation for taking part.


Benefits to involvement in research

  • Helping family and friends –talking about research opportunities

  • Increased self confidence – helping researchers design projects.

  • Improved personal skills – communication, listening, negotiating

  • Improved work skills –such as interpreting information or carrying out interviews

  • Helping make sure research can be understood

  • Pride in your community – making sure good research is heard about

  • Better communities – making sure research is relevant


Related information

For more infomation about getting involved in research see the INVOLVE website

Improving health through research - your right to know about research