Date: 01 May 2019
To mark International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) 2019, which takes place on 20 May, the NIHR is launching its new Be Part of Research campaign.
The campaign aims to encourage patients, carers and the public to get involved in research and will coincide with the launch of our new Be Part of Research website in May (formerly UK Clinical Trials Gateway), which gives everyone the chance to find out about clinical trials that are relevant to them.
The NIHR is marking the campaign with events at NHS trusts and NIHR infrastructure across the country, on and around International Clinical Trials Day on Monday 20 May. The events are an opportunity for patients, carers and the public to speak to healthcare professionals about research and how they can get involved to help improve healthcare for the future.
The NIHR’s social media channels will be highlighting the stories behind the research, hearing from researchers, healthcare professionals, patients and their families.
The campaign is a chance for everyone to ‘pledge’ to be part of research on the NIHR website - whether you’re taking part in a trial or simply telling friends and family about the importance of research.
Show your support
Pledge to Be Part of Research
We want patients, carers and the public to pledge their support for health and care research. Take part, tell others about opportunities, and spread the word. Pledge now on our website.
Add a Twibbon
Add a ‘Be Part of Research’ Twibbon to your profile picture to Twitter and Facebook to get involved and help spread the word. Add a Twibbon here.
Share how you’re supporting research
Take a photo of yourself with our social media board to share how you are involved in research. You can print a copy of the board and write your own message about supporting research; for example: ‘I’m part of research because I'm helping to improve diabetes care’
Take a photo and share it on social media using our campaign-specific hashtags: #BePartofResearch and #ICTD2019. Download our social media board here.
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