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Get involved with research

The purpose of research is to benefit patients, and we are committed to involving them in the design and delivery of studies, as set out below, as well as encouraging them to participate in trials and other studies. Please visit our main research section for further details.

Research at Oxford University Hospitals

There are a number of ways that you can get involved, for example in helping to set priorities for future research, in planning and designing research studies, and in advising researchers as part of a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) group.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust follows the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Strategy implemented by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).

The strategy is available on the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre website:

Patient and Public Involvement -

As part of that strategy, we support the setting up and running of James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnerships (PSP). These bring together patients, carers and health and social care professionals to agree the priorities for future research that are important to them in particular health conditions or areas.

For further information about Priority Setting Partnerships at Oxford University Hospitals please see:

James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnerships

To see clinical trials within OUH that are actively recruiting volunteers, please visit:

Trials recruiting volunteers

A separate website has also been launched to promote patient involvement in research by 'match-making' patients, carers and other members of the public who are interested in medical research with researchers working in hospitals and universities across the Thames Valley.

Please visit:

Patients Active In Research