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Participant in Research Experience Survey | CRN Wessex

About the survey

Participant experience is a key part of research delivery. By understanding the experiences of those who take part in health and care research, we can promote best practice and take steps to improve the research process for everyone involved.

Every year, we support staff to deliver the survey to research participants. The surveys are designed for anyone who has taken part in heath and care research to provide feedback on their experience. The results are shared nationally, alongside those from other regions, to give us a picture of participant experience across England.

Taking part

To complete the survey, please follow the link most relevant to you in the 'Quick Links' box adjacent. The survey will open in another tab and should take around five minutes to complete, depending on the level of detail you include.

You will see a question at the beginning, asking you to select your study name, code and research site. If you are unsure of any of these, please contact your study team directly. 

We encourage participants to be as open and honest as possible when providing feedback. Once you have completed the survey, click 'submit' and the page will refresh to confirm your submission.

2021/22 Participant Experience in Research Survey results

In 2021/22, we received over 1,199 responses to our survey and the results showed that:

  • 95.5% of adult participants agreed that the information they received before taking part prepared them for their experience on the study
  • 98% of adult participants felt they had been treated well in the study.
  • 93% of of those who completed the PRES agreed that they would consider taking part in another research study.

Read the full report about the results of the 2021/22 CRN Wessex survey

Contact us

To find out more about our survey and how you can get involved, please get in touch using the details below: