Mindwave collaborated with Europe’s leading academic centre for mental health research to create a simple website which enables patients who are currently undergoing, or have undergone, talking therapies to sign up to research projects.

These projects ask participants to volunteer their data and DNA sample to find out more about the role that genetic factors play in the incidence of psychological issues – in other words, why certain people may be more predisposed to developing mental health conditions than others.

The project has long term goals to expand into other areas of research, with Talking Therapies being the first of many versions of Research Resource to become available in the future.



Through a series of meetings and workshops with the client team, we mapped out the user journeys for signing up to the Research Resource, and identified additional user requirements.

It became apparent that a method of indicating a user’s eligibility for a specific project was necessary, and that the selection process for this would be conducted manually by the Talking Therapies Research Resource (TTRR) team.

It was also important that we make the site as intuitive and easy to use as possible. In order to encourage completion of the sign-up journey, we introduced a site-wide banner directing users to exactly where they needed to be, as well as a personalised ‘My Account’ page highlighting any areas that still required completion.

Whilst initially built without a CMS, it soon became apparent that it would be beneficial for the client team to be able to edit the content on the site. This functionality was added to enable greater flexibility for future development.



  • A simple and intuitive sign-up process which enables users to register for research projects quickly and easily

  • Integration with Redcap (the client team’s database system) and Qualtrics (an online survey software)

  • A flexible CMS, and adaptable template for future Research Resource sites


CLIENT: Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London