Get involved in research
Research can't happen without your support. Find out how you can get involved in research and help us find a cure for Parkinson's.
Our Research Support Network connects you to all the latest research news and opportunities. Everyone is welcome, from researchers to people with Parkinson's.
What's on offer?
Watch our events online
This year we will be livestreaming more events to help bring research closer to you. Livestreaming is the live broadcast of an event on the internet.
Our events are completely free and anyone with a computer and internet connection can tune in. You can ask questions and participate in discussions from the comfort of your own home, and even watch a recording later in your own time.
Visit our YouTube channel to catch up on our previous events and set a reminder for the next one.
Get connected with local research
Our local Research Interest Groups connect people affected by Parkinson's with researchers in their local area.
We currently have 8 Research Interest Groups:
- Edinburgh Research Interest Group
- Dundee Research Interest Group
- Glasgow Research Interest Group
- East Midlands Research Support Network
- Yorkshire and the Humber Research Interest Group
- South Wales Research Interest Group
- East England Research Interest Group
- Devon and Cornwall Research Interest Group
If you are interested in starting a new local Research Interest Group, please get in touch with Liz Nash, our Research Support Network Manager, at [email protected].
Find out about the Parkinson's UK brain bank
The Parkinson's UK Brain Bank is the world's only brain bank solely dedicated to Parkinson's research.
Research made possible through the donation of brain tissue has already led to major advances in our understanding of Parkinson's, and resulted in new treatments being developed and tested. Read more about the Brain Bank and why brain donation is important.
Ready to join?
Joining the network requires no commitment - you can do as much or as little as you like.
If you have any questions, get in touch with the research team at [email protected] or call 020 7963 9398.