Edinburgh Clinical Trials

Volunteer Registers

If you live in Scotland, register for SHARE (Scottish Health Research Register), an NHS Research Scotland initiative. You can also submit your details to the Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility, no matter where you live.

Participate in research


Many studies and researchers find it difficult to identify suitable people in Scotland even when we know that particular conditions are common. Many people in Scotland would participate if they knew a suitable healthcare study was available.

Having a register of people interested in taking part in health research can be incredibly useful when it comes to developing new treatments and cures for a wide variety of health conditions.

Sign up to SHARE now

Joining the SHARE register only takes a minute but will significantly increase the effectiveness of health research in Scotland.

Register for SHARE

What happens when you join SHARE?

There is no commitment to take part in any health studies. By signing up, you are agreeing to be contacted should a relevant opportunity arise in the future. It would be up to you at the time to decide if you wanted to participate.

Joining SHARE – what we do with your information

You join SHARE by providing your name, postcode and date of birth which allows SHARE to identify you. You agree to allow SHARE secure access to the coded health information data in your NHS computer medical records to check whether you might be suitable for health research projects happening in Scotland.

Access to your information is strictly controlled and is only used to find out if you are suitable to take part in research.

Help us find more participants for studies

Please tell others about SHARE and encourage them to grow the SHARE community.


Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility register

Further information from:

Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility

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