Opportunities to take part in research

At Newcastle Hospitals, we are pleased to offer patients and staff opportunities to take part in research.


The Research+Me Registry Team is based at NIHR Patient Recruitment Centre, Newcastle, the UK’s first clinical trials facility in the NHS to specialise in late phase (phase 3 or 4) commercial trials. It is a standalone facility on the Campus for Ageing and Vitality in Newcastle between Westgate Road and Studley Terrace, in Fenham.

Our most valued partnership is that of our patients and our local community. We aim to provide an enhanced patient experience through modern facilities, equipment and incorporating patient feedback to provide an outstanding individual participant journey.

By joining the registry you are giving us authority to let you know about any research that you may wish to volunteer for. You are not agreeing to take part in any trials at this point; just to hear about any that are available.

For more information, please visit: https://newcastlejro.com/researchplusme/ 

The NIHR BioResource

The NIHR BioResource is a partnership of volunteers, researchers, hospitals, charities and universities working together to search for the causes of disease and for new treatments.

We are always looking for new volunteers, with and without health conditions, to join the BioResource. Every person who joins can play an important role in our efforts to understand the links between genes, the environment, health and disease.

The support and goodwill of our members are vital to the ongoing success of the NIHR BioResource. By joining the BioResource, you can play an important part in making medicine better.

If you decide to join, you will donate a blood or saliva sample and be asked to complete a health and lifestyle questionnaire. We’ll also ask you to fill in a consent form that describes how your samples might be used and enables us to match you to a specific research study. Joining is quick and easy and can be done at the NIHR Newcastle Clinical Research Facility at the RVI. For more information visit https://www.newcastlebrc.nihr.ac.uk/bioresource/ or contact us at newcastlebioresource@ncl.ac.uk