To mark International Clinical Trials Day 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 NIHR's 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 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.

Over the next few months NIHR be running a series of online surveys and some face-to-face sessions to hear your views as their new Be Part of Research website develops and is shaped by feedback. You can sign up for development updates and opportunities to shape the service here.

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