I Am Research

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"I Am Research" gives patients, the public and health and social care research professionals a chance to shout about how fantastic research is. We aim to raise awareness of the benefits of research and the positive impact it has on people's lives.


Every year, more than half a million people help the NHS to improve healthcare and develop life-saving treatments by taking part in health research. This year the NHS is turning 70, the perfect opportunity to celebrate the role research plays in one of the nation’s most loved institutions. We want to recognise both the the contribution of colleagues in the NHS and get your help in driving new and better care for all our futures.


As part of the national NHS70 celebrations, we’re asking people to get involved in research and help shape the next 70 years of the NHS. Click on one of the headings below to find out more about the different ways you can support health research.

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We've used a national survey to draw up a list of 7 compelling reasons to get involved in health and social care research. Hear why patients, the public and health professionals feel research is important to them...

Amelie Holl, Age 4, trial participant

Hear from patients, their families and carers, about their experiences of participating in research. In this collection of short-films, audio and written accounts you can find out how people's lives have been transformed by clinical research.

Research Professor Waljit Dhillo

Meet some of the professionals involved in health research. Find out about the roles we fund ranging from the investigators that lead on research projects to the research nurses on the ground - and just about everyone in between!

Clip of Facebook Live interview

Hear from Max (research participant) and William (clinician/researcher) in this Facebook Live! interview broadcast as part of our 2017 "I Am Research" campaign.

I Am Research 2017


Take a look at some of the stories from 2017, including: