About the British Research Panel

The British Research Panel aims to promote the research and development of new medicine for a variety of chronic illnesses in Britain by establishing a bond between research doctors and volunteers wishing to play a vital part in this.

The clinical research studies are conducted at authorized British clinics and hospitals.

Doctors today have difficulty finding the necessary number of volunteers to carry out medical studies. We are solving this problem by bridging the gap between the volunteer patients in the British Research Panel with the doctors and nurses who lead the trials.

British Research Panel is both a web-based patient portal and a member database, where you register by filling in a short questionnaire about your health and medical history.

Membership is free and you are not obliged to participate in a trial. You always have the option of unsubscribing, and if you do,  we remove all your personal data from our database. Sign up here

We will inform you by email when a research project fits your individual health profile and is taking place at a site nearby.

The British Research Panel is an initiative of the James Lind Institute, an organisation specialized in creating patient communities. Read more here.

We are approved by the Data Protection Agency. Read more here..

Why you should join us

  • You contribute to scientific development of new medicine and treatments for people with the same illness as yourself.
  • You have the opportunity to try out the new 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 taken care of by highly specialized medical teams and receive extraordinary care.
  • You will gain in-depth knowledge about your own illness and better ways to manage it.
  • You will get an email from us when a research project fits your health profile and takes place at a clinic or hospital in your area
  • Your travel expenses for your participation will be covered, and in some cases financial compensation for your effort may be offered.

About Participation

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

  1. You will receive an email from us, that briefly tells you about the study, the beneficial effects being tested, the length of the trial and other practical information. If you are interested in joining the particular study, you are asked to fill out a short form to determine your eligibility.
  2. If you match the study’s criteria, you will get a phone call from one of our research nurses, who will tell you more about the study and answer your questions. Our nurse then conducts a brief but detailed health assessment of you, including about your current health situation and medical treatments.
  3. If you still want to participate and the nurse thinks you fit the criteria for the clinical study, he or she will pass on your information to the team at the research site. They will contact you to arrange your initial meeting on site.
  4. You will be thoroughly informed about the trial at your first clinical visit. You will have the opportunity to ask more questions and discuss the details of your study participation with your nurse and/or doctor. If you decide to enter the study, you will be asked to sign an Informed Consent form.
  5. You will also be given patient information with details on the study and your participation. Before your final enrollment as a study participant, your health will be thoroughly examined. This can include: blood tests, ECG, physical testing and other relevant tests. This phase is called screening. You will be registered as a study participant if your test results are within the scope of the study criteria.