The National Osteoporosis Society encourages research projects which aim to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.
On this page you will find links to information on research studies currently being carried out into osteoporosis/bone health and ways that you can get involved.
Painkiller Use in the UK
Please take 10-15min to complete a questionnaire on painkiller use in the UK. The purpose of this research is to examine the prevalence of painkiller use in the UK. It will also help clarify how factors such as pain, beliefs about pain and beliefs about painkillers might influence painkiller use in the UK population.
To participate in this research you must:
- be at least 18 years old
- have experienced any type of pain in the last month
- have taken at least one over-the counter or prescription painkiller in the last month
- be a UK national and resident in the UK
If you are interested in participating in this research please follow this link http://tinyurl.com/kb3yhzq
This study is being conducted by the University of Derby. If you have any questions about the study, please email Postgraduate Researcher Omimah Said (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Professor James Elander (email@example.com)
NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)
The National Institute for Health Research Central Commissioning Facility (NIHR CCF) is currently looking for members of the public for the Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme to join some of its Regional Advisory Committees.
- Are you interested in health research?
- Do you have experience of working in committees/groups?
- Are you familiar with patient and public involvement in health?
- Do you have excellent communication skills?
- Would you enjoy applying your knowledge and skills to a new area?
Further details, including the application process, are available on the NIHR website http://www.ccf.nihr.ac.uk/PPI/Pages/GetInvolved.aspx
Deadline 25 June
Arthritis UK Clinical Studies Group Leads
Call for Applications for Clinical Studies Group Leads
- Metabolic Bone Disorders
- Adult Inflammatory Arthritis
The CSG lead is the responsible individual within Arthritis Research UK for ensuring presentation of a consensus view across all relevant stakeholders on priorities for clinical trials and other related studies. The lead will be responsible for over-seeing translation into proposals for funding by appropriate members of the academic community. This will span early proof of concept studies with new therapies through to large scale clinical trials in routine practice. The process incorporates management of subgroups to achieve these aims. The programme interacts with both the National Institute for Health Research and partners in industry.
Further details, including the application process, are available on Arthritis Research UK’s website http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/research/our-clinical-study-groups-and-research-strategies/csg-lead-vacancies.aspx
Deadline 12 July
FRESH is for “Fun, Relevant activities to build Energy, Strength and a Healthy balance system”. That’s the kind of physical activities that are promoted in this new website designed for people of all ages but particularly older people. This website will give you information about strength and balance training so that you can do the right kinds of physical activities that are important as we get older.
By answering a few questions, you will help researchers at Bournemouth University who are trying to find the best ways of presenting this information on the Internet.
Visit the website at www.freshbalance.org.uk
The Screening of Older Women for Prevention of fracture study (SCOOP) is a major, randomised controlled trial coordinated by the University of East Anglia over a seven year period. It is designed to test a method of screening for risk of fracture for women aged 70 to 85 years.
If you are conducting research and would like to advertise your study on this page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Inclusion of studies on this page does not imply endorsement or approval of the project or its outcomes by the National Osteoporosis Society.