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Take part in research

Participating in research and panel discussions gives patients and the public an insight into future treatments and an active role in how their own care may develop.

Clinical trials and participant studies

Liverpool Clinical Trials Centre

At Liverpool Clinical Trials Centre, we're improving lives through the design and delivery of world class clinical trials. Working in partnership with the NHS, commercial partners, patients and the public, we identify and evaluate new treatments. We also contribute to improving the way we plan and complete clinical trials. Another key part of our work is expanding the capacity for delivering clinical trials, locally and nationally.

MRC-NIHR Trials Methodology Research Partnership

We're part of the Trials Methodology Research Partnership, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The partnership brings together a network of organisations collaborating on trials methodology research. The universities in the partnership are providing doctoral training in trials methodology research. Additional priorities include increasing the capacity for delivering clinical trials and reducing research waste.

COMET Initiative

The COMET Initiative is a collaboration between people interested in better reporting on clinical trial outcomes. The standardised method of reporting the group is working towards is known as 'core outcome sets'. The motivation behind this is to make it easier for researchers to compare and collate the results of clinical studies. Patients and the public are also involved in developing new reporting methods, to make clinical research more accessible.

Public and patient involvement panels

Our patient panels provide the means for open collaboration between researchers and members of the public. Panels are open to anyone with first hand or family experience of a range of health conditions we're studying.

The groups meet at regular intervals throughout the year. Sessions generally focus on updates about upcoming research projects and ways to improve future studies. The panels aren't specifically for discussing symptoms or treatment, but to develop our research strategy.

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