REACH is an initiative launched by the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research to improve participation in asthma research studies in the UK. REACH securely stores information about people in the UK who are affected by asthma and who are interested in participating in asthma research studies. REACH then helps to put researchers who are looking for participants for their studies in touch with the people who are registered and keen to participate. Having a database of participants with asthma means that we can easily find groups of participants from all over the UK who may be able to take part in asthma research to help improve the care of asthma.
The Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research is a network of world-leading researchers working collaboratively to make a real difference to people affected by asthma. The Centre has core funding from Asthma UK and focuses on three key programmes of research: encouraging good asthma control; reducing asthma exacerbations and preventing asthma deaths; and helping to maximise benefits of treatment.