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Get actively involved and share your life experience, knowledge and views. Together we can combine research with real lived experience to benefit and maximise the impact of research, innovation and policy. 

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Research depends on healthy volunteers and people with lived experience to take part in projects and trials.  Contributing your time can be a rewarding experience and can make a real difference. 

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Recent Opportunities

PACTMAN: Trust, Privacy and Consent

An opportunity to take part in a focus group about privacy and consent in techno...

  • Workshop
  • This opportunity has multiple dates
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Technology

Community Engagement Event

An opportunity to view the proposal for the new National Innovation Centre.

  • Event
  • 28/06/2017 (cut off 28/06/2017) - 4 hours
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • All Topics

Assessing the heart and leg muscles using MRI

An opportunity to take part in a study on a rare genetic condition.

  • Research Participant
  • 30/06/2017 (cut off 30/06/2017) - 2 hours
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Health & Science
About VOICE North

“We are volunteering the accumulated knowledge we have gathered over our entire life”

Voice North Member

About Voice North

In contributing our experience, ideas, insights and vision, Voice North members become partners. They work with the University and external organisations to:

  • Improve the focus, quality, relevance and impact of research
  • Stimulate and shape social and technological innovation
  • Enjoy lifelong learning and become research active citizens
  • Make a positive difference to the lives of older people in the North East and beyond
  • The involvement of Voice North members in research helps to focus academic knowledge, creativity and expertise on finding solutions and innovations that will make a difference to and have an impact on people's lives.

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