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Be Part of Research

For the last few years, on International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) (20 May), (the day that James Lind started the first clinical trial to treat the disease of scurvy amongst his ship’s crew through a diet oranges and lemons), HSC R&D Division, and our HSC partners, have been highlighting the importance of research through public awareness campaigns like ‘It’s ok to ask’ and ‘I am Research’.

The 2019 campaign called ‘Be Part of Research’ aims to encourage patients, carers and the public to get involved in research and will coincide with the launch of the 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 throughout the UK including Northern Ireland.

The campaign is a chance for everyone to ‘pledge’ to be part of research on the HSC R&D website - whether you’re taking part in a trial or simply telling others about the importance of research

You can support our 2019 campaign by:

  • Finding out what local trials are available in Northern Ireland at
  • Tweeting your support by adding a twibbon to your twitter or facebook page.
  • Taking a photo and sharing it on social media using the campaign-specific hashtags: #BePartofResearch and #ICTD2019
  • Following updates on
  • Asking your HSC professional about research for you or someone you care for
  • and contacting us by email at and telling us: that you asked for information; what response you received; about your experience of taking part in research; any additional comments.


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