I Am Research

I Am Research

"I Am Research" gives patients, the public and health and social care research professionals a chance to shout about how fantastic research is. We aim to raise awareness of the benefits of research and the positive impact it has on people's lives. 

Every year, more than half a million people help the NHS improve healthcare and develop life-saving treatments by taking part in health research. This research drives new and better treatments and though there's not always a research study to suit everyone, there are other ways to be involved or stay in touch. This could be as a Patient Research Ambassador, advising researchers on improving patient experiences, looking at studies coming on to the UK Clinical Trials Gateway, signing up for mailings, or simply talking about research.

Get involved in "I Am Research" using the links below

You'll also find resources to improve your understanding of health and social care research:


Join the thunder!

By joining our Thunderclap, you agree to Tweet or post the same message, on Twitter or Facebook, on the same day and at the same time. You can do both if you want to! It's a great way to come together to promote the benefits of clinical research.

Visit our Thunderclap campaign page to join the "I Am Research" thunder!

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"People are messy" 

We are screening a film called ‘People are Messy’, at research awareness events across the country.

The film engages audiences in an informed debate around patient and public involvement in health research. Find out how you can get involved...

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There are "I Am Research" events taking place across England to promote the benefits of health and social care research on International Clinical Trials Day.

Find out what is happening near you and how to organise your own event...


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10 compelling reasons

10 compelling reasons

We've used a national survey to draw up a list of 10 compelling reasons to get involved in health and social care research. Hear why patients, the public and health professionals feel research is important to them...

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