"I'm benefitting from previous research and I have acces to more advanced medicine than those of previous generations."
- Jan Sounes


Help develop treatment

You will contribute to the development of new medical treatments for future generations and for patients with the same disease as you

Care from experts

You will receive care and attention from highly specialized medical staff and experts

Access the latest treatments

You will receive access to the latest treatments and specialized knowledge for free

Knowledge about health

You will undergo various tests and checks by health personnel that will provide you with insight about your own disease and health

What is a clinical trial? 

A clinical trial is a research program that involves participants testing a new drug or treatment. Investigators try to determine the safety and efficacy of the intervention by measuring certain outcomes in the participants.

Clinical trials are run by a principal investigator and a research team including doctors, nurses and other health care professionals.

The project is described in a protocol and must always answer the following key questions:

  • How well does the drug tested work?
  • Is it more effective than current treatment?
  • Is it safe and are there any side effects?

A clinical trial involves 4 phases and members of the British Research Panel are offered participation in phases 2, 3 and 4.

Phase 1

Focuses on the safety of the drug and is usually conducted with healthy volunteers. The goal is to determine the drugs most frequent and serious adverse events.

Phase 2

Research is conducted to see whether the treatment is effective in a group of people who have a certain condition or disease. A placebo is often use and safety continues to be evaluated.

Phase 3

The safety of the drug is further studied. Testing takes place on different populations with varying dosages and by using the drug in combination with other drugs.

Phase 4

This phase occurs after the drugs have been approved by the FDA for marketing. The drug continues to be monitored once it is on the market.

Current studies

It's free to sign up and participate in a study. You can always opt out, and you will be assisted through the process by our Research Nurses.

A story from a member

Jan and Joanne wanted to make a difference for a disease that is often overlooked. They signed up for an ulcerative colitis clinical trial.

Read the story here.

Do you have any questions?

Check out the FAQs regarding membership and participation.

Current studies

As a member of the British Research Panel you will be contacted if we can offer you participation in a clinical trial or research project.