Research Network volunteering

Join our Research Network and help decide which dementia research should be funded.

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At Alzheimer’s Society, we believe that people with dementia and carers can make a unique and valuable contribution at every stage of research.

By volunteering with our Research Network you will help make sure we fund the most relevant research on dementia. Your experiences will be combined with input from leading experts in dementia research to ensure we only fund proposals of the highest quality.

Our research programme focuses on improving care for people with dementia today and finding a cure for tomorrow. Sign up for research volunteering today and join the fight against dementia.

Volunteering for our Research Network is a great way to ensure the real needs and concerns of people with dementia and their carers are addressed.

As a Research Network volunteer, it is likely you will be asked to review funding applications.

In addition, you may be asked whether you'd like to opt-in to the following:

  • Helping to decide our research priorities
  • Sitting on a grant funding panel
  • Monitoring ongoing projects and help share the results.

No qualifications are needed. If you have experience of dementia as a carer or person with dementia, you can help and support us in our research.

Anyone over the age of 18 can sign up. People with and without a diagnosis of dementia are able to register.

To join the Research Network, please download our Research Network application form.

Please be sure to read the Research Network volunteer role description

If you would like to know more, please email the Research Network team.

Alternatively, if you would like to know more about other volunteer roles, please contact the volunteering support team on 020 7423 3656, or email us.

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