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Opportunity details

Public advisors required for defibrillation study

Could you help to design a study to find the best defibrillation energy to treat cardiac arrest?

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I am looking for four people, ideally including a cardiac arrest survivor and relative of someone who suffered cardiac arrest outside of hospital, whether or not they survived. I would like to include someone who has helped a cardiac arrest victim perhaps by giving CPR or using a public-access defibrillator. I would like to discuss some of the ethical issues surrounding this research and some input into designing trial information for members of the public. I intend to hold seven meetings in total.

Date from

9th September 2019

Date to

9th October 2019


University of Warwick Clinical Trials Unit

The Warwick Clinical Trials Unit (WCTU) has a strong track record in delivering excellent research. Established in 2005, we received full registration status from the UKCRC in 2007. We care about patient centred outcomes and we want to find ways to improve them. Our trials and investigations help us to do that. We are not afraid to ask the difficult questions, by leading and supporting clinical trials that seek to find answers. We have a reputation for challenging long-established norms.



Stroke or cardiovascular disease


South Central

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What support is offered?

I will contact people via email by Friday 11th October to let people know whether they have been selected to be involved. Volunteers will subsequently be invited to attend an induction and training session.


£20 per hour will be paid for meeting attendance and for reading and commenting on resources/documents.


I will be paying up to £9 per meeting for travel expenses (10 miles each way at £0.45 per mile).

Can the work be done from home?


Suitable for a beginner?