Current research you can take part in

These projects are currently looking for participants. You can find out more about DCN's research policy on this link:

Your views and contribution to research can help build a body of information which can benefit individuals and families such as yours. Please consider participating. The researchers welcome any questions if you would like to find out more before completing a survey or signing up for an interview, so please contact them directly by emailing the contact information below.

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

Thank you for your time.

  Title of research project Other information Who can participate Contact and links Recruitment deadline
The Experiences of Recipients and Donors in an Unregulated Sperm Donation Context This project aims to find out more about experiences that are not entirely positive and the ways in which both recipients and donors navigate any difficult decisions they may have to make. For this research, we are looking for people who are seeking or have sought donor-assisted conception using online connection websites or social media and who would consider all or part of their experience or interaction with sperm donors to be less than positive. 




Dr. Tamara Turner-Moore:; 0113 81 26013

Prof. Georgina Jones:; 0113 81 25106

1st October 2019

Heterosexual partnered men’s experiences of becoming fathers through surrogacy

We are still looking for a few more participants to take part in our study. Your participation would involve taking part in an interview about your perceptions of your role and level of participation during the pregnancy, delivery, and post-birth, and your thoughts on becoming a father via this route. Findings from the study will be anonymous, and will be used to make recommendations about the needs of men becoming fathers via surrogacy and how they can be supported during the process. This study has received ethical approval. 

We would like to talk to men who are (or were) partnered with women and who have used surrogacy to become a dad; or are currently using surrogacy to become a dad.

If you are interested in taking part please contact us: or on 0116 2506576; or on 0116 2013810

If you know of anyone who may be interested in taking part in this research, please pass this information to them.

October 2019





If you are a researcher looking to conduct research with our members please click here.