Get involved in research Take PaRT! Why should I join People and Research Together? Quite simply, medical research makes people better! New treatments and other advances come about because of research. And now we’d like you to be a part of some of the fantastic research being undertaken to help eradicate bowel disease. Join our nationwide network of individuals from all walks of life who share an interest in bowel disease, People and Research Together. The network will increase public involvement in all aspects of bowel research, from what research questions we should be asking all the way through to letting others know about new treatments and discoveries that our research has helped bring about. Do I need to join a clinical trial? No, People and Research Together is not about recruiting into clinical trials. People and Research Together is about using your experience to consider what research should be done, how it should be done, being involved in the process of it being done and then telling others all about it. To be involved, you don’t need to be a patient or have any medical knowledge but you do need to be enthusiastic about helping to tackle some of the most serious and distressing diseases affecting the bowel. How do I join People and Research Together? You can participate simply by joining in with online consultations on research ideas and reading and commenting on materials for patients in trials. If you are interested in how research studies happen, then you can join advisory groups for trials, and even sit on Trial Steering Groups. Your level of involvement is entirely up to you, all you have to do to get started is to complete our short form and we will be in touch. Yes please sign me up to People and Research Together!