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Get Involved

If you are a patient or carer, or perhaps a member of the public you may be able to help with our research.  You could become a participant in a research study that may benefit not only yourself but many other people.  You may even be interested in being actively involved and helping shape our research by having a say in what and how we do our research by joining our public and patient involvement group. 


How Can You Get Involved?

 There are different ways in which you can get involved in our research:


  • Taking part in our research studies as a patient with respiratory disease or as a volunteer who does not have respiratory problems.  Please see Volunteering as a Research Participant for further information


  •  Helping to develop and shape new research.  We actively encourage patient and public involvement in the development of our research ideas so that the work we do best addresses the issues that are most important to you.  Please see Patient and Public Involvement for further information.


Why is your involvement important to us?

The results from our research will help us to develop new and effective therapies in treating respiratory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).   This will help guide NHS treatments in the future.



What happens next?

If you are interesting in either volunteering for our research studies or being part of our public and patient involvement group then please complete the Get Involved Form and a member of the team will contact you as soon as possible.  Alternatively contact us directly, 'click here' for our contact details.



Patient taking consent
Research is not just for researchers.  The public can be involved too.  New research cannot lead to reliable findings unless the right patients agree to join in.

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