Celebrate International Clinical Trials Day with ALICE

ALICE the robot has been developed by the NIHR Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. Come and meet her on Friday 20 May 2022, 9.30am – 3.30pm to understand more about clinical research at Moorfields.

On 20 May each year, International Clinical Trials Day celebrates the anniversary of the first ever clinical trial, by James Lind, in 1747. He was investigating the causes of scurvy on board the HMS Salisbury.

Alice will be at the Richard Desmond Children’s Eye Centre (RDCEC) at Moorfields Eye Hospital, in Peerless Street. She has learned to recognise (almost) anything. She will also help you find out about machine learning, data, and eye health.

At RDCEC, you will also have a chance to:

  • Try out a new research prototype for a ‘home vision monitoring’ game on an iPAD, designed to measure the dimmest thing you can see (contrast sensitivity) and the smallest thing you can see (visual acuity).
  • See how much you can learn about Moorfields current research opportunities for children and young people in a fun quiz
  • Give us some feedback on our graffiti wall – the more creative the better!
  • Meet our paediatric research team
  • Find out how families can get involved in research at Moorfields

Research recruitment co-ordinators will also be on the ground floor of Moorfields’ City Road site,at the exhibition hub, 9.30am - 3.30pm. Here you can meet our team, hear about the breadth of research we do at Moorfields and sign up through ROAM (Research Opportunities at Moorfields) to register as a patient or a healthy volunteer for any suitable clinical trials.

The NIHR Moorfields Clinical Research Facility provides a high-quality clinical environment in which patients can undergo research programmes safely and effectively.  

Was this information useful? Please rate the page.