Participants

Current Studies

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Study

CPS Research are recruiting for a new study into a new treatment for (IBS) Irritable Bowel Syndrome. If you get regular pains with either constipation or diarrhoea because of IBS, you may be able to contribute to medical research.

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Status: Currently Recruiting

Lipoprotein Study

CPS Research are recruiting for a new study into the risks of cardiovascular disease. If you have suffered from a heart attack, stroke or peripheral arterial disease in the last 10 years, you could help our investigation. 

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Status: Currently Recruiting

taking part

what is a clinical trial

CPS Research was established by and continues to be staffed by qualified GPs with solid foundations in general medicine, supported by experienced research physicians.

CPS Research has averaged over 10 clinical trials per year during our 30-year history. These include studies in the fields of cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, gynaecology, orthopaedics, psychiatry, immunology, dermatology, and respiratory medicine.

wHAT HAPPENS WHEN i take part in a cps research study?

1
Complete a survey

You fill out one of our online surveys to see if you might be eligible to take part, and we’ll take your contact details.

2
Speak with a research nurse

One of our experience research nurses will give you a call to ask you some more questions about you and your medical background to confirm your eligibility. They will also be able to give you further information about the trial and answer any questions you might have.ial. Questionnaire also contains further general information relating to the study procedures, visits, timelines etc.

3
Decide to take part

Once your suitability has been confirmed, you’ll be given an appointment to come see us at our clinic and the time to think about getting involved. It is important for us both to make sure that taking part is the right decision for you! Taking part in clinical research is completely voluntary, and you always have the right to discontinue at any time.

4
Visit One

On your first visit at our clinic, we will get your written consent to participate. You will meet our nurses and doctors, and again have the chance to ask any more questions that you may have. We want you to be totally comfortable and understand everything that’s happening for the duration of the trial you’re taking part in.

5
Participation

This is where we keep an eye on everything while you take your allocated study treatment. This may or may not be an active medication or treatment, and usually neither you nor our nurses or doctors know which. This is called a double-blind, and it is why these studies can produce valuable results. Your participation could take several months or longer, and usually involves periodic visits back to our clinic to see us.

6
The Close-Out

You’ve done it! Once you’ve completed all the steps required in the study, you’ll come back one last time for a final check. After that, we all wait for the final results of the trial when it finishes. Often trials are running in different locations all over the world. If the treatment has been proven to work, you may find that it’s soon available for your doctor to prescribe or for purchase over-the-counter.

About CPS Research

  • Since 1988 CPS Research has been providing a first-class research service to some of the biggest pharmaceutical and clinical research companies in the world.
  • Our Glasgow home is in the leafy and secluded West of Scotland Science Park along the banks of the River Kelvin. We have a small, friendly team of research nurses, doctors and administrative staff, who all take great pride in their work pursuing new treatment options for the local community and beyond.
  • Our doctors all have a background in general practice, so the types of studies that we conduct involve conditions that would typically treated at home in the community. Our priority is to ensure your safety and care throughout the entire clinical trials process.
  • Trials at CPS Research are in clinical phases 2 to 4. This means that our trials don’t involve medicines being taken for the first time in humans.

Become a medical pioneer

Can’t find any current trials suited to you at the moment? Or maybe looking for something else? We’ve always got new studies on the horizon. Please register your interest in taking part, and we’ll keep you posted with updates!