Bipolar Commission Research Research We work in partnership with research institutions to help design, undertake and disseminate the results of high quality research leading to new treatments. We also undertake our own research to document and improve the experiences of people living with bipolar Research helps us as an evidenced-based organisation, helping lead service and policy developments. Service user participation is core to this work. Research Institution Protocol Bipolar UK has links with various academic groups that conduct research into the causes of and treatments for bipolar disorder. They include: Cardiff University CUPS King's College London, Centre for Affective Disorders Lancaster University, Spectrum Centre We acknowledge and support the need for research into all aspects of the bipolar condition and in supporting this we use the following research protocol. Bipolar UK will consider partnership requests from research teams and institutions. However the demand for this far exceeds what is feasible and we are unable to work with all research teams. We therefore request you contact us as early as possible in the development of your research proposal. Successful partnerships involve two or more organisations who have developed and implemented a research proposal. We therefore request you approach us at the early stages of your research formulation with this in mind. Your research proposal will therefore fully incorporate partnership working with the national bipolar charity, an agreed remit and level of involvement and an associated budget. All research projects must have full ethical approval from the appropriate statutory body. Researchers must provide Bipolar UK with feedback on completion of the research, either by supplying a copy of the completed report or an executive summary with information about how to access the full report. If you are interested in working with us, please contact us via [email protected]. Owing to demand, we are unable to accept all research requests received. Students Unfortunately we don't have the capacity to help students with essays or research projects. Our website features information and resources which you may find useful. You're welcome to use this information for your own research and for projects, taking account of your own responsibilities to cite sources.