Phase 1: What sort of questions could we try to answer?

All good trials start with a good question. Have you ever wondered whether it would be possible to get some proof for something you’d been told you had to do? Or just wanted to know more about something? We asked you to suggest questions we might use for The People’s Trial, for example ‘Does eating cheese before bed give you nightmares.’ You came up with some great ideas… 155 questions in total!

This video from Dr Heidi Gardner describes the type of questions we asked for.


Phase One is now Closed.

We only included the questions that could be answered through The People’s Trial. Some people suggested similar questions so we joined these together where possible. Some of you came up with great questions that unfortunately we can’t answer in this project, for example, questions about the effects of prescription drugs (as we can’t randomise people to take prescription drugs without a rigorous medical assessment) or things we can’t control, like the weather (we wish we could!). Although one of you had a really interesting question asking if the weather makes a difference to our mood?

Click here to see the list of questions we didn’t bring forward to phase 2 and the reasons why.