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


“I wholeheartedly support clinical research. I wouldn’t be here enjoying an active life if it wasn’t for health research.”

Jane Owen, retired physiotherapist and Patient Research Ambassador

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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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“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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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

Online course: Improving healthcare through clinical research

A four week online course which is delivered free of charge, explains how medical treatments are discovered, tested and evaluated to improve healthcare for all. The next course starts from the 7 October 2019 and can be completed at your convenience. 

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Who benefits from clinical research?

In this video, Professor Allan Gaw talks about how we build our understanding of how research feeds into our healthcare system.  "Your role is crucial because every treatment that is given, every tablet that is prescribed and every test that is performed, has to first be discovered and then evaluated before it can be used".  

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