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Take part in research

By volunteering to take part in our research, you're helping to improve the lives of people in Cardiff and the wider world.

Our researchers are working across disciplines to tackle major challenges facing society, the economy, and the environment. Our research has impacted fields as diverse as mental health, cybersecurity, renewable energy, the emergency services, and government policy.

How to get involved

There are many ways members of the public can get involved in research projects and help us tackle some of the major challenges facing society. Visit the pages below to find out more about the ways you can take part:

Research participation

School of Psychology

As one of the UK's largest centres of psychology, we are frequently looking for members of the public to take part in our research.


School of Optometry and Vision Sciences

Take part in our research and help us further our knowledge to improve patients' lives.

Blood being taken

Biomechanics and Bioengineering Research Centre

You can help us to further our understanding of the causes of arthritis, by volunteering to assist us with our research.

A participant lies in an MRI scanner while a male and female researcher operate the scanner

Brain Research Imaging Centre

Sign up to take part in one of our many world-leading brain imaging studies.

A researcher conducting an interview.

MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics

There are a whole range of studies and projects at the Centre that you can be a part of, with opportunities for people with or without personal experience of mental health conditions.

A crowd taking part in a study

Centre for Trials Research

As the largest group of academic clinical trials staff in Wales, we tackle the big diseases and health concerns of our time by forming partnerships with researchers and building lasting relationships with the public.