Recruit participants to your study

As the UK's largest Parkinson's charity, we can help you recruit participants by sharing your research with our supporters for free. We also have tools to help you stay connected.

Last year we helped 50 research trials find participants!

We can help you find people with Parkinson's and their families, friends and carers for your study through: 

Applying for our support is quick and simple. We can share your research without any changes needing to be made to your ethical approval or R&D contract.

We know participants are more likely to take part in future studies if they received updates from the researchers. 

So we've developed a toolkit to make it easy for the research community to communicate with their study participants.

You can view the toolkit master guide or download individual elements from our website.

Aseel Aburub, a researcher at Keele University, said:

"I want to thank Parkinson's UK for sharing my research with their Research Support Network and on their Take Part Hub. As a result, I quickly received over and above the required responses to my online questionnaire. I would recommend anyone who is looking for research participants for their study to get in touch with Parkinson's UK."   

Fill in our request form

Simply fill out our Participation Recruitment Request Form (Word, 152KB) and return it to [email protected] along with:

  1. your full ethical approval or support letter
  2. a patient information sheet (in PDF format)
  3. a consent form (in PDF format)

We will be in touch within 5 working days.

Please note that we need a minimum of 3 weeks to share opportunities. 

Get in touch

If you have any questions or are in the early stages of planning a study and would like to learn more about the support we offer, we'd love to hear from you.

Email us at [email protected] or call us on 020 7963 9384

Further information about our support, read our Research Support Policy.

Please note that researchers seeking participants are not permitted to approach local groups or post on the discussion forum without prior approval from the Parkinson's UK research team.