#BePartOfResearch campaign 2022

T-R-I-A-L-Blazers is the theme for this year's campaign from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), celebrating our community of research volunteers. The thousands of people who take part in, and support trials and studies all over the UK, including more than 200,000 BioResource volunteers!

Join the TrialBlazers


The campaign takes place from Monday 16 May to Sunday 29 May 2022, and centres around International Clinical Trials Day as part of the celebrations on Friday 20 May. 

TrialBlazers are people just like you. By volunteering in research, we help people live healthier and better lives, now and in the future. Come and join the TrialBlazers.

What can I do as a volunteer?

Anyone aged 16 or over can join the BioResource. We have 13 BioResource centres across England, and over 100 additional sites where you can donate a small blood sample and complete your registration with the BioResource. 

It's designed to be quick, easy and rewarding, so consider signing up to the BioResource today and join the TrialBlazers!

All you need to do is e-mail nbr@bioresource.nihr.ac.uk telling us you want to find out more about volunteering, and we'll send you all the information you need!


Joining the BioResource

Everyone has a unique contribution to make to health research. Volunteer today.

#BePartOfResearch from the NIHR

As well as signing up for the BioResource, the NIHR have a huge list of active studies that are recruiting volunteers. 

Head to their campaign webpage and enter your postcode and find out about the studies taking place near you, including online!

Campaign Resources

There are many ways to support the TrialBlazers campaign during and around International Clinical Trials Day.

Download the latest campaign graphics below, share them on social media and show your support for research volunteers.


Upload any of the photos below and use them as a header on your Twitter profile. We have created three versions for you, pick yours.

ICTD 2022 Twitter header - superwoman


If you have a Facebook account, download the images below and use them as headers, they’ll appear just above your profile photo. 

ICTD 2022 - Facebook header - superwoman