About British Research Panel

British Research Panel aims to promote research and development of new medicine in Britain by establishing links between research doctors and volunteer, who wish to participate in this development.

Clinical research trials are conducted at the British hospitals, where doctors are experiencing difficulties finding the necessary volunteers to carry out the medical trials. British Research Panel is solving this problem by linking the volunteers in the British Research Panel with the doctors and nurses who lead the trials.

British Research Panel is a patient portal on the web and acts as a member database, where volunteers register by filling in a health questionnaire. Membership is free and there is no obligation to participate. Members always have the option of unsubscribing, whereby all personal data is removed. Sign up here

As a member, you will be informed via email when a research project fits your health profile and is taking place at a nearby hospital. Read more about how this happens.

British Research Panel is established by James Lind Institute, an organisation specialized in creating patient communities. Read more here.

British Research Panel is approved by the Data Protection Agency. Read more about personal data security.

Why become a member?

When you are a member, you will be informed via email about research projects that fit your health profile and take place at a nearby hospital.

  • You contribute to the development of new medications and treatments for new generations of people with the same disease as yourself.
  • You will have the opportunity to try out the latest treatments at no cost.
  • You ensure that medical research and development are maintained at British hospitals, enabling doctors to offer new treatments to British patients.
  • You will be followed by highly specialized medical teams and receive extraordinary care.
  • You will obtain thorough knowledge about your own illness and how to manage it.
  • Your travel expenses will be covered and in some cases, financial compensation will be offered for your participation.

How will I be contacted?

As a member, you will only hear from British Research Panel when there are new research projects that take place at nearby hospitals and match your health profile.

  1. You receive an email, which briefly tells you about the trial, the beneficial effects being tested, the length of the trial and other practical information. If you are interested, you are asked to complete the short questionnaire to determine your eligibility.
  2. If your answers match the study’s criteria, you will be called by one of our research nurses, who will inform you of the trial, answer your questions and conduct a brief but detailed health assessment, including questions about your current health situation and medical treatments.
  3. If you are still interested and the nurse thinks you are a match, she will pass on your information to the research team at your relevant hospital. They will then contact you to arrange your initial meeting on site.
  4. You will be thoroughly informed about the trial at your first clinical visit. At this time, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the details of study participation with your nurse and/or doctor. If you decide to participate, you will be asked to sign an Informed Consent.
  5. You will also be given a Patient Information with information on the study and study participation.
    Before you enter as a study participant, you will be thoroughly examined. This can include: blood tests, ECG, physical testing or other relevant tests. This phase is called screening. You will be registered as a participant if your test results are within the scope of the study criteria.