Why take part in research?

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  • People may choose to take part in research for a wide range of reasons:

  • • You may want to share the knowledge you have gained since the onset of your injury or illness.
    • You may want to benefit from a new treatment or piece of equipment.
    • You may want to help other people with a similar condition in the future.


  • What will I get out of it?
  • • You may be able to try new treatments,
    • You might benefit from a new medication or treatment that is being trialled
    • You may find it helpful to talk to someone else about your experiences
    • You may enjoy being able to contribute to the development of future treatment


  • How will it help others?
  • • Not everyone who participates will benefit personally. Sometimes being part of a research study will benefit people who have challenges similar to you in the future. In fact, the treatment you have already received has been developed because people in the past have been willing to be involved in research to work out the best ways to treat people with your injury or illness.
    • Professionals who work with people with the injury or illness similar to yours will be able to use the results of the research to improve the way they treat people in the future


  • If you want to take part in research there are a number of thing to consider
  • Before you take part

    While you take part

    After you take part


  • Volunteers perspectives – stories and videos
  • • Les – Clinical research Read Les's experience here
    • PAR participants


  • Some examples of the types of research that go on at BAIL can be found here:
  • • Testing new treatments, innovations, and approaches in rehabilitation
    • Collaborating with university and industry partners on clinical trials
    • Keeping up with current research literature and best evidence
    • Using the outcomes in our clinical database to guide our practice
    • Monitoring and benchmarking clinical trends over time
    • Implementing quality improvement projects

  • Transitionz Programme
  • SCIPA
  • Hand surgery
  • ICF Core sets project Click here for more details