What you’ll be asked to do as part of different studies can vary widely – from answering a survey to trialling new medicines over a number of months. We have accounts from a number of past research participants that you can read here.
When you match to a study, you’ll be able to view more information about the requirements of the study online on your Volunteer Information Page.
Some of these tasks may be a one-off; others may be over the course of several months or years. Similarly, some may involve a little amount of time, some may require a considerable investment of time. It is up to you how much time you would like to commit. You can read more about different study methods here.
Remember: Choosing to get involved in research is an important personal decision. You will never have to participate in a study unless you decide it is the right thing for you or the person you helped to register. It is also important to discuss the possible advantages and disadvantages of participation with the researcher or your own doctor, nurse or other health professional.