If you’re interested in becoming a participant in studies conducted by Quadram Institute Bioscience, and live in the Norfolk area, please join our participants database by downloading, completing and returning the QIB participants database form. QIB participants database form. Once on the database, if you potentially qualify for any study, we will send you details along with details on how to apply to participate. Depending on the number of studies being conducted and the study inclusion criteria it is possible there may be long periods where you may not hear from us.

QIB research studies will take place in the purpose-built Clinical Research Facility within the Quadram Institute. The Clinical Research Facility is a NHS-governed facility and will undertake clinical research in compliance with the International Conference on Harmonisation-Good Clinical Practice; the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research, the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004, and the Human Tissue Act 2004.

If you wish to discuss participating in QIB studies, please contact Jennifer Ahn-Jarvis, volunteer@quadram.ac.uk, Tel: 01603 255051

Our current studies

Below are studies currently looking for participants to take part. You can find out more about these studies by clicking on the links below.

We are looking to enrol people over 18 that live within a 40-mile radius of Norwich and have been tested positive for COVID-19. The CoPS study will investigate how often we find SARS-CoV-2 virus in stool samples of people who test positive for COVID-19, and how long the virus can be detected once COVID-19 symptoms disappear.
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We are looking to enrol pregnant mothers who are less than 22 weeks pregnant to take part in The PEARL Study (Pregnancy & Early Life) to understand how the transmission of beneficial microbes from mother to baby affects health.
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We are seeking volunteers aged over 60 and in generally good health. The MOTION study is investigating gut microbes and the role they may play in healthy ageing and in particular, declining mental health and the risk of developing dementia.
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Download the participants database form