How to get involved

Social media signpost

We would like your help to promote the benefits of clinical research and to spread the word about the positive impact research has on NHS services and more importantly, people’s lives. With your help, we can increase involvement in health and care research helping to develop new treatments and ultimately to make a difference to people's lives. Let’s make the most of our collective voice and share the positives of research.

You can get involved in a number of different ways.

Share a 'thank you' using our social media board

Take a photo of yourself with our social media board and thank someone for their contribution to a research project. Tell everyone who your research hero is. You can print a copy of the board and write who you're thankful to and for what; for example: Thank you to... "Jack our Clinical Research Nurse, for getting so many people involved” or “...our OT team for all their work on the stroke trial”. 

Take a photo and share it on social media using the hashtags #MyResearchHero and #NHS70. 


Add a Twibbon

Add our I Am Research Twibbon to your Twitter or Facebook profile picture. With this, you pledge your support as someone who believes in health research.


Follow our campaign online and on social media

You can follow our I Am Research and NHS70 campaign on our dedicated campaign webpage:

We’ll also be sharing information on our NIHR social media channels:

Our Thunderclap

We held a Thunderclap on Sunday 20 May to celebrate International Clinical Trials Day. A Thunderclap involves hundreds of people publishing the same positive message on their social media accounts at the same time on the same day.

For our Thunderclap, which took place at 12pm on Sunday 20 May, we shared the message:

You can help develop life changing treatments! Get involved in health research. Give a gift to the NHS for its 70th.

Nearly 700 supporters took part in our Thunderclap, helping us to reach more than 2.3 million people with our message about health research.