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 - all you need is an email address to get started.
What's on offer?
Volunteer with us
Our 250+ research volunteers power the Research Support network. We have lots of roles on offer, from championing research to supporting our work and helping us to develop research at Parkinson's UK.
Some roles are home-based, while others will give you the chance to go to meetings and work with other people affected by Parkinson's. Find a volunteer role that suits you.
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. Find out more about their work:
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.
Or if you have any question, get in touch with the research team at [email protected] or call 020 7963 9313.