RAND Europe is seeking the views of a wide range of people across the UK to help identify the top pregnancy research priorities.
This aims to identify the most important questions for future pregnancy research in the UK. It is part of a wider study on pregnancy research funding. You can choose what matters most to you from the suggested research questions.
Who is doing the survey?
It is part of a study being carried out by RAND Europe and was commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and The Wellcome Trust on behalf of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC).
What’s the study about?
The aims of the study are to review current research funding in the UK and to identify pregnancy research needs, priorities and gaps which should be addressed in the future. The researchers have organised the questions into different areas (e.g. managing conditions such as gestational diabetes, mental health, etc). Every question is optional: if you do not want to give an answer, you can just skip the question.
Why are they seeking so many different people’s views?
The researchers particularly want to hear from women and their partners, from researchers already conducting pregnancy research, and from health care professionals working in maternity services. Collating all these views is important when it comes to defining future priorities; this survey hopes to identify the research questions that are most relevant to and might affect different groups of people.
How long will it take to complete the survey?
If you provide answers to all questions, it should take you about 15 minutes to complete.
Where can I find more information?
Thank you for taking the time to add your voice to this survey – there are actually a few research studies looking to hear from women right now – try this one and this one!