Clinical Research Office. A partnership between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield

Participant in Research Experience Survey

(formerly Patient Research Experience Survey)

What is it?

The Participant in Research Experience Survey (PRES) has been developed by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) Coordinating Centre.

It measures the experiences of participants in health and social care research.

Why do we deliver PRES?

Each year, we ask participants to complete the PRES to understand their experiences of research so that we can improve our delivery in the future and ensure a positive experience for participants.

Feedback also helps us to understand what we are doing well, and we can celebrate and share these successes with research staff. You can read here about how feedback from PRES from one of the COVID-19 vaccine trials running at the NIHR Sheffield Clinical Research Facility was used to make improvements to subsequent vaccine trials running there.

PRES is also one of the means by which the impact of the Clinical Research Network is evaluated, and it is vital that as a Partner Organisation we contribute to this initiative.


If you are involved in delivering PRES at STH and want to find out more about what you need to do please click here.


PRES reports


Data Studio report - summaries of responses for the multiple choice questions. You can filter the results as you wish (via Trust/quarter/study etc), please note this is not updated in real time. CRIO will share a summary of all responses with you for your studies at the end of each quarter.

The reports from previous years' PRES are found below:


 Full PRES Report

 Summary Infographic


 Data Studio report.  

 Full PRES Report 20/21


 Data Studio report

 Full PRES Report 21/22


 Data Studio report. 

Full PRES Report 22/23