Taking part in research

Dylan Sky Ward

There are many different ways of getting involved with research at GOSH or the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. You can be a research participant in a study, or you can get actively involved and help advise on research studies.

Research participation

If you are a parent of a child receiving care at GOSH, or you are a patient yourself and are interested in what studies are available to you to take part in, ask your clinical team about research taking place. They will know if there are any studies going on in that area/disease group that would be available to you or your child to take part in.

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YPAG members Esme, Nicke and Freya bust some myths about research at GOSH.

GOSH Sample Bank

Introducing GOSH Sample Bank, a new initiative that will enable patients’ leftover samples to be used for vital child health research instead of being thrown away. The samples (including urine, blood, faeces or biopsies of skin and other tissue) will allow us to carry out more research to better understand rare conditions and develop new treatments. Watch this short video below, and learn more at: https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/our-research/taking-part-research/gosh-sample-bank

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Patient stories

Learn how some of our patients have taken part in research.