ME Research UK exists to fund biomedical research projects into ME/CFS. Our scientific research projects have taken place at universities and institutions in the UK, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Australia and Canada, and all have been made possible by the financial assistance of those affected by ME/CFS, their friends and their families.

However, we are often asked about opportunities to volunteer to take part in projects.

Normally, research groups have their own pool of patients to draw from before they apply for funding, and so volunteering opportunities through us are limited. If any researcher does request volunteers, we will provide information below.

If you are a patient with ME/CFS or IBS, live in the Newcastle area, and are interested in taking part in research, then you may be interested in volunteering for the ongoing gut immune and microbiome study. Click here for more details.