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 to be a research volunteer 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.

We received hundreds of research funding applications each year from researchers across the UK.  To ensure we fund the best quality and most relevant research, all applications are reviewed by experts in the field and people affected by dementia.

As a Research Network volunteer you can contribute to our funding decisions by using your personal experience of dementia to review these applications.

In addition, there are opportunities to be involved in:

  • Helping to decide our research priorities
  • Sitting on a grant funding panel
  • Monitoring ongoing projects and helping share the results
  • Working alongside researchers to develop their research proposal
  • Speaking about research and acting as an ambassador for the society

To be a Research Network volunteer no qualifications , scientific knowledge or research experience is needed. 

If you have personal experience of dementia as a carer, former carer or person with dementia, you can help and support our research.

Anyone over the age of 18 can sign up. 

Read full details of the role in our Research Network volunteer role description

Join the Research Network

Complete the Research Network volunteer application form

Apply now

If you have any queries or would like to know more about the role, please email our Research Network team or call us on 0207 423 3656.

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