Dementia Research Centre


Research & Clinical Trials

The UCL Dementia Research Centre is a hub for patient-centred research into dementias.

Please click here for a summary of research groups, projects, and collaborations at the DRC, and use the titles on the left-hand side of the page to explore our current research.

Research at UCL and your data
As a university we use personally-identifiable information to conduct research to improve health, care and services. As a publicly funded organisation, we have to ensure that it is in the public interest when we use personally-identifiable information from people who have agreed to take part in research.  This means that when you agree to take part in a research study, we will use your data in the ways needed to conduct and analyse the research study. Your rights to access, change or move your information are limited, as we need to manage your information in specific ways in order for the research to be reliable and accurate. If you withdraw from the study, we will keep the information about you that we have already obtained. To safeguard your rights, we will use the minimum personally-identifiable information possible. 

Health and care research should serve the public interest, which means that we have to demonstrate that our research serves the interests of society as a whole. We do this by following the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research.

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data in a way that is not lawful you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). 

UCL’s Data Protection Officer can contacted at data-protection@ucl.ac.uk

Taking part in research at the DRC

If you are interested in participating in our clinical trials or other research, please email our recruitment team at drctrialenquiries@ucl.ac.uk, or call us on 020 3448 3105 during office hours to speak to a member of our team. Alternatively, explore the studies listed on the left-hand side of the page to see which studies are recruiting participants and how to get in touch.

To learn more about studies that are recruiting at the DRC, please click on the links below to download an informational brochure:

Other ways to get involved in dementia research

Join Dementia Research is a place to register your interest in taking part in dementia research across the UK. Anyone, with or without dementia, can register as a volunteer.

Become a dementia friend

Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer's Society initiative that helps people learn more about what it's like to live with dementia and the small ways to help people with dementia