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Volunteering as a Research Participant


We have many research studies that you may be interested in taking part in, whether you are a patient with lung disease or a volunteer that does not have lung disease.  We may not have something suitable for you immediately, but with your permission we will keep your contact details on our recruitment database so that we can contact you about future research studies. 

If you are eligible for a research study we will write to you and send you a detailed participant information sheet and freepost reply slip.  If you are interested in taking part all you need to do is return the reply slip in the freepost envelope and one of our team will then contact you to arrange a visit to the Unit.


Do I have to take part?

You do not have to take part in a research study.  It is up to you whether or not to take part in any particular study.  If you do decide to take part, you are still free to withdraw at any time and without giving a reason.  This will not affect any future standard of care you receive within the NHS.


I am interested, what do I have to do?

To register your interest please complete the 'Get Involved' form or  contact us directly.


Please go to the 'Frequently Asked Questions' page


Alternatively contact us directly, please go to 'Contact Us' for more information.


"I would most certainly take part in research again. My experience was made much more comfortable by the very caring doctor and all the staff involved, it makes a world of difference".   




                    Research volunteer

Patient having blood pressure taken

"When I took part in the research, I had never done anything like this before, and did not know what was going to happen. Every step is explained to you, along with reading material, so you can go over everything at home in your own time. I was made welcome and in fact made to feel quite special".  



Research volunteer