The winner of the 2017 NIHR Let’s Get Digital competition website category is, led by the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) Greater Manchester.

Research for the Future launched in June 2016 and aims to increase research participation in the Greater Manchester area. It provides information about why health research is so important and how to get involved, sharing participant stories and the most recent opportunities.

Expert judge Rich Hayden, Director at Rejuvenate Digital, said:

“An exceptional website - fresh, vibrant and very well designed from a user experience perspective. Clean, clear and colourful with layout of content very well considered. Congratulations to the winner.”

Katherine Grady, Programme Development Manager at the NIHR CRN Greater Manchester, said:

“We are absolutely delighted Research for the Future won the website category of the NIHR Let’s Get Digital competition. The website was created to encourage people living with diabetes, respiratory and heart disease to participate in research opportunities across Greater Manchester and facilitate recruitment to NIHR portfolio studies. Receiving such positive feedback from the judges has been testimony to all our partner organisations who worked together to design and create the website.

Thank you to everyone who voted for us, especially our wonderful Research for the Future volunteers who, through their participation in health research, are helping discover the best ways to prevent, diagnose and manage long term conditions.”

Research for the Future was one of five shortlisted entries, all of which were reviewed by an expert judging panel and subject to a public vote.