Our research falls into 3 cohorts – Common Diseases, Rare Diseases and General Population. Projects are listed under each of these headings.
Common diseases are those which affect more than 2% of the population and often across age groups. The following are the areas of interest within Common Diseases, which are being recruited to on a national scale:
The Rare Diseases BioResource aims to identify genetic causes of rare diseases, improve rates of diagnosis, enable studies to develop and validate treatments.
It recruits affected participants and their relatives across several different disease areas, including –
Infection and Immunity
Rare Diseases (including Rare Cancers) and
There are approximately 7,000 inherited rare diseases. The genetic basis of about half of these have been discovered, the challenge now is to identify the remainder.
- 1 in 17 people will develop a rare disease at some point in their lives
- 30 million people across Europe have a rare disease
- 75% of rare diseases affect children, and 30% of rare disease patients die before their fifth birthday
- A rare disease affects the individual, parents, siblings and friends; many people’s lives are affected by rare disease
The current rare disease studies can be found here
A volunteer is anyone with or without a health condition who is willing to be approached to take part in a research study. We are very grateful for the support and goodwill of our volunteers as their help is vital to our ongoing success.
For more information on Volunteers please click here