Our Areas of

Health research covers a wide area, click through to explore what research studies might interest you.

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You the Research Volunteer

Find out what it means to be a City of Research volunteer

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The impact of your help

Learn more about the impact of your help with health research

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Our media & social media coverage

Your research help is featured in the media, online and through social media channels

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Be Part of Research

Who should join

In short…everyone should consider joining!
We all face different health challenges during our lives and will certainly know friends and family who are affected. This is perhaps the best starting point, to think about your health and that of those around you. See if you can relate to one of the 14 areas of health research that we want to focus on.

See these areas of research

Why join

To make a difference!
Health research improves the quality of all our lives. Without your support and involvement we can’t run the studies or trials that are so important. You might only need to give up a small amount of your time to help the research have a big impact.
Click to the following button to hear the testimonial stories from volunteers who have joined;


How to join

Simply click the Join button!
We will need you to complete a simple registration form. It’s highly secure and your details will not be shared with anyone else. Once you have joined we will send you information about various research projects and our newsletter. You can decide if any of these interest you and if you have any spare time to get involved.
Click the following button to find out more about what joining means;

What joining means
Join our City of Research Registry

Our Research champions


Hear from key people championing health research across our District

 Research Experts

Leading health researchers talk about their experiences and the importance of your help

Research Volunteers

Watch stories from some amazing people who have volunteered their help

Who are the Partners in City of Research

Why City of Research is so
important for our community?

  • Improve health and wellbeing for our local communities and beyond
  • Enhance the research opportunities and equity for our population to take part in research
  • Speed up our journey of discovery and innovation
  • Break new ground in the way we improve both physical health and mental wellbeing
  • Understand and tackle the causes of ill-health
  • Reduce health and education inequalities
  • Work across all communities and organisations to embed research and innovation in everything we do
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Guide to
Research across the city

The map illustrates the location of some of the key partners involved so far in City of Research.


24 March 2021

RECOVERY trial – finding a cure for coronavirus

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Government, through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), launched a national urgent public health response which included starting a number of clinical trials…
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24 February 2021

City of Research proud of volunteers involvement as Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is found to be 89.3% effective

City of Research proud of volunteers involvement as Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is found to be 89.3% effective The City of Research supported Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is 89.3% effective at preventing COVID-19, shown from interim…
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7 February 2021

NIHR launches new National Patient Recruitment Centre in Bradford for late phase commercial clinical research

The NIHR has today (12 November) launched five new National Patient Recruitment Centres (NPRCs) to enable more late phase commercial clinical research to be delivered within the NHS and make…