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If you’re interested in becoming a participant in studies conducted by Quadram Institute Bioscience, and live in the Norfolk area, join our participants database by downloading, completing and returning the 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. There is no obligation to take part and you can be removed from the database at any time.

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 take place in the purpose-built Clinical Research Facility within the Quadram Institute. The Clinical Research Facility is a NHS-governed facility and undertakes 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, contact Jennifer Ahn-Jarvis,, 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 for vegan or vegetarian woman, at least 18 years old, live within 40 miles of Norwich and in good health to take part in the HARVEST Study. The HARVEST study is investigating the use of hydroponically-grown, biofortified salad greens, and use of a dietary app, to improve micronutrient status

Find out more about the HARVEST study

We are looking for participants with pre-diabetes aged 18 years and older to take part in the BETA Study. The BETA study is investigating how eating broccoli, when eaten as a soup, affects sugar (glucose) accumulation in the blood of individuals with pre-diabetes.

Find out more about the BETA study

We are looking for healthy individuals, aged 18+ with a BMI between 18 – 30 kg/m2 to take part in the GlyCarb Remote Study to understand how different carbohydrate-rich meals affect blood sugar levels.

Find out more about the GlyCarb Study

We are looking to enrol families of the PEARL participants in a research study to understand which microbes can be shared among family members and how these might affect the health of whole families.

Find out more about PEARL-AGE study