Sheffield Institute for
Translational Neuroscience

Getting involved

Become a SITraN Supporter

Raise awareness and funds or volunteer for our cause.

Raise awareness

Spread the word and get other people on board to support our vital research.
Tell your friends on Twitter, Facebook and other social media websites about us.

Raise funds
  • Make a donation or sign up for a regular donation
  • Organise a fundraising event or collection
  • Fund a project, a student or piece of laboratory research equipment
  • Leave a Legacy

Help charities raise funds or join a research advisory group (see links).  Anyone who has experience of caring for a patient or is living with a neurological disease, may wish to support others by sharing their personal experiences.

Take part in research

Research helps us to discover new treatments and to improve health services. To find out about studies close to where you live 

Shape research

Become a member of a Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) panel to inform and shape the research into a certain field. The purpose of PPI groups is to bring together those affected by a disease to inform research and to ensure research is relevant to patients' and carer's needs.

SITraN hosts PPI groups for MND, dementia and Parkinson's which meet on a quarterly basis and stay in contact via email.

  • The Sheffield Motor Neurone Disorders Research Advisory Group(SMNDRAG)
    For more information visit the smndrag website or email
  • The South Yorkshire Dementia Research Advisory Group (SYDEM RAG).
    For more information visit the sydemrag website or email
  • The Sheffield Parkinson's Research Advisory Group.
    For more information please email Anna-Louise Smith, Parkinson's UK.

NIHR INVOLVE is a national advisory group that supports greater public involvement
in NHS, public health and social care research.
INVOLVE is funded by and part of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).