Welcome to our new site.

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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

“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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Stephen

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

Stephen Burgess, rare cancer trial participant. 

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Irene

“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’re asking 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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Learn about research

There are more than 3,000 research studies on our site. Discover what benefits health and social care research brings to patients and the NHS, what taking part can involve and how research studies are designed.


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Latest news



UK couples having less frequent sex than 10 years ago

"Young Brits are having less sex than a decade ago because they're too busy watching Netflix," reports the Sun. Researchers used survey data from almost 35,000 people aged 16 to 44 in the UK. The surveys were done in 1991, 2001 and 2012. The surveys found women were most likely to report having sex 3 times a month in 2012, compared with 4 times a month in 2001 and 1991, while men were most likely to report having sex 3 times a month in each year.

UK couples having less frequent sex than 10 years ago

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