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

Project Information

This page contains brief summaries of projects, and information about local and regional projects looking for participants. Please click on the bold titles of the projects to find out more:
Brief summary of Projects
Local projects looking for participants


Please search on this website for opportunites in Sheffield:

Regional projects currently looking for participants:

Researchers at the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (part of the University of Sheffield) are currently recruiting participants for their study called CognoSpeakTM which aims to develop a fully computerised cognitive assessment tool using interactional and speech data. CognoSpeakTM is a computerised doctor i.e. a human-looking virtual agent on a computer screen that will ask you questions regarding your health. The answers will be analysed by a computer program to look for changes in speech patterns due to memory problems and/or mood.

Each appointment will require you to carry out 3 tasks within the CognoSpeakTM system:

1. Talk to CognoSpeakTM (10-15 minutes)

2. Complete a questionnaire about your mood and anxiety levels and healthy quality (5-10 minutes)

3. Complete feedback about how you found speaking to CognoSpeak (2 minutes)

After completing CognoSpeakTM you will be sent an email link to an on-line cognitive/memory testing. This takes about 20 minutes to complete.

More detailed information including how to register for the study can be found on the link below:

CognoSpeak instruction (



You can also find out about clinical and health research projects running nationwide via the Be Part of Research website.

You can search for trials by condition, location or with keywords.


Public Involvement Opportunities

As well as opportunities to take part in research as a participant on a trial, there are also many opportunities to get involved in research as a public contributor.

You can find details of projects nationwide that are looking to involve members of the public on the People in Research website: