Our ten briefing notes for researchers give information on how to involve members of the public in research
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There are a number of ways to reward and recognise the active involvement of members of the public in research. This page offers some of the principles and good practice that supports involvement, alongside practical advice.
Find out how you can get involved in research - visit People in Research – an online resource where researchers and research organisations advertise opportunities for members of the public to get involved in research
The purpose of this work is to develop a framework of good practice for public involvement in research. It is intended that this framework is a living document that will continually evolve over time and be useful for reporting public involvement in research as well as for assessing the quality of involvement.
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INVOLVE was established in 1996 and is part of, and funded by, the National Institute for Health Research, to support active public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. It is one of the few government funded programmes of its kind in the world.
As a national advisory group our role is to bring together expertise, insight and experience in the field of public involvement in research, with the aim of advancing it as an essential part of the process by which research is identified, prioritised, designed, conducted and disseminated.
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