These pages are for:

Patients, carers and members of the public

who want to know more about clinical trials and who might want to get actively involved in our work


who are looking for help to actively involve patients, carers and members of the public in their research

They tell you more about:

  • What clinical trials are and how they are run
  • Taking part in a trial
  • What patient and public involvement is and how we are working to involve patients and the public at MRC CTU
  • The resources we have created


What is Patient & Public Involvement?


About Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies involving patients, which compare a new or different type of treatment with the best treatment currently available (if there is one).

Taking Part in a Clinical Trial

These pages tell you how you can find a trial to take part in and what questions you could ask, if you are invited to take part in a trial.

PPI - Get Involved

These pages tell you what patient and public involvement (PPI) is, and how PPI is being taken forward at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit.


PPI Resources

We want to share our learning about patient and public involvement in clinical trials so that others can benefit from this.