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, please visit this page.

Recent research

To view research studies carried out in recent years in DC Network visit the link below.

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Infographic - Becoming a dad through surrogacy

The infographic is based on the interview study conducted with ten men who were becoming or already have become dads through surrogacy. It focuses on their experiences of bonding with the child (in utero), being involved in the pregnancy, the relationship with the surrogate, managing feelings of being side-lined and the advice they would like to give other men intending to become fathers via this route.

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