Opportunity details

The LACE trial is seeking an older lay person to join our Independent Trial Steering Committee

A trial of treatments for muscle weakness in older people

Link to organisation:


Full description:

The LACE trial is recruiting 440 older people from across the UK, who will receive either leucine (a food supplement) or placebo, and either perindopril (a heart medicine) or placebo to see if either improves muscle weakness in older people – a big health problem.

We seek an older lay person to join our Independent Trial Steering Committee. This committee oversees the trial on behalf of the funder (NIHR), and advises the trial team.

Date from

13th March 2017

Date to

13th July 2017


University of Dundee

The trial is led by the University of Dundee, but involves 15 sites across the UK.

The Trial steering group provides independent advice on running the trial to the trial team, and acts on behalf of the funder (the NIHR)

Our ideal candidate would be an older person with some experience of taking part in research





UK wide

Involvement type:

Designing and managing

What support is offered?

We will provide you with full details of the trial, and the trial manager will be your point of contact to answer questions both at the start of your time on the committee and throughout your involvement


None specified


Yes - we will cover telephone conference costs, and any travel that you may have to undertake (all of the essential work can be done from home though)

Can the work be done from home?


Suitable for a beginner?


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