Want to take part in current research?

Your views and contribution to research can help build a body of information which can benefit individuals and families such as yours. 

DCN has a research committee which reviews all the research requests to the Network to ensure that it is conducted appropriately and fits in with our members. Contact DCN if you have any questions on the procedure by emailing

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Are you an academic / researcher?

If you are an academic/researcher interested in carrying out a study relating to donor conception and would like to find out about recruiting through DCN membership

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DCN research database

To view Donor Conception Network research database visit the link below.

We are grateful to our colleagues at UCL Dr Kitty Jones and Dr Sophie Zadeh, with whom we have worked to create a public database of research in the field as part of the Young Adults Study, a project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council [ES/S015426/1]. The database aims to summarise the social scientific research on donor conception published since the year 2000. The criteria for research to be included in the database were: (i) study must be based in the UK; or (ii) study must be based (in whole or in part) on UK participants; or (iii) study must be about an under-researched topic. 

This database is intended as an initial library of research that members the public and academics can access. We welcome suggestions for additional research to include which can be submitted via this link.

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Recent research

To view research studies completed in recent years with the participation of DC Network visit the link below.

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