This year, International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) 2019 takes place on 20 May and to mark the occasion, the National Institute for Health Research NIHR will be introducing its new Be Part of Research campaign. The intention of the campaign is to promote involvement in research to patients, carers and the public. The campaign will
Researchers have launched a £6 million trial investigating the potential of simvastatin as a treatment for multiple sclerosis. The Phase III MS-STAT2 trial will be funded by the MS Society, National Institute for Health Research, the National MS Society (US), the NHS and UK universities. The trial is set to involve over 1,000 people with
A study funded by the NIHR, NIH, Wellcome Trust and the Medical Research Council have discovered 31 new gene regions that are linked with blood pressure. Hailed as one of the largest studies to date, the study involves over 347,000 people led by Queen Mary’s university of London and the University of Cambridge.
New internet resources supported by the UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) aim to explain paediatric trials for children and their parents, emphasise informed consent, and inform clinical research professionals about what really matters to young trial participants. The websites have been launched as two new sections of the experiential health websites www.healthtalkonline.org and