Volunteering for Medical Research

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Volunteering for M.E. Research in the UK

Most of the research studies and clinical trials that we fund through the Ramsay Research Fund, or are being funded by other research funding organisations such as the Medical Research Council, make use of people with ME/CFS who are already attending clinics within the hospital they belong to, or a hospital that they have links with.

There are, however, occasions where the ME Association is asked to help find research volunteers. When this occurs we make an announcement on our website and in ME Essential – our members magazine. The request is then added to the regularly updated list below.

Please note that inclusion of a study on this list does not necessarily mean ME Association endorsement or funding support.


How you can help

Please help us to build on our success and continue to expand our vital work. One day we will find the cause of ME/CFS and have an effective form of treatment. And with your help, that day could come much sooner.

If you would like to help The Ramsay Research Fund support even more biomedical research, please donate now:

  • Donate to us through BT MyDonatewith either a single online donation, or click the button opposite
  • by cheque (made payable to: The ME Association Ramsay Research Fund) to: The ME Association, 7 Apollo Office Court, Radclive Road, Gawcott, Bucks MK18 4DF.
  • by card donation over the phone to our head office (01280 818964)

Or, if you would like to fundraise for The Ramsay Research Fund, please start your online giving page, here.


Current list of UK research studies and clinical trials requiring volunteers

UK ME/CFS Biobank:

We do not currently require any additional volunteers for the Biobank but will make an announcement when we do.


Visit the other pages in this section:


Research: overview of the Ramsay Research Fund.

Current Research: including PACE trial critiques, and ‘patient evidence’ research.

Published Research: from 2000 to present.

Volunteering for Research: studies requiring volunteers.

CFS/ME Research Collaborative: including the MEGA project.


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