Welcome to our new site.

The UK Clinical Trials Gateway has now been replaced with Be Part of Research. This is a new site which is still under development. Your feedback will help improve it.

Be part of research

We are here to help you find out about health and social care research that is taking place across the UK.

Real life stories


“Harry was well looked after, carefully monitored, and we felt supported by the staff every step of the way.”

Stephanie George and Lee Murdoch whose newborn son Harry took part in a study.  

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“Unless we try things out we’d never get to know what would work”.  

Stephen Burgess, rare cancer trial participant. 

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“Clinical research is vital to help make improvements for patients and the NHS”. 

Irene Soulsby, cancer research participant. 

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Tell us what you think about this site

We’ve rebuilt the UK Clinical Trials Gateway to make it easier to use. We will continue to improve our new ‘Be Part of Research’ site but we need your help. Feedback now.

How to be involved

Join our campaign

To celebrate International Clinical Trials Day on Monday 20 May, we asked everyone to take one action to help raise awareness of the importance of health and care research.
Find out how to support our campaign.

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Record numbers take part in research

The number of people benefiting from clinical research has reached record highs this year. In 2018/19 research was delivered at every NHS trust across the country and we’re making it even easier for people to take part. Read the full story.  

870,250 participants in research in 18/19

Latest news

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Sleep apnoea possibly linked to cancer risk in women

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