The INVOLVE Strategy for 2012-15 sets out the overall direction for our work over the next few years.
Each year, we develop an Operational Plan (April-March) which sets out a work programme to deliver our strategic objectives.
Some of our work continues from one year to the next. For example:
- producing regular INVOLVE newsletters which are distributed to over 3,600 people on our mailing list
- providing advice and support on public involvement to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
- managing the People in Research website which displays opportunities to get involved in research
- facilitating invoNET, a network of people interested in developing the evidence base for public involvement in research
- speaking about public involvement in research with researchers, research organisations and members of the public.
Some of our work is project based. For example, over the last few months we have:
- held our eighth biennial Conference, attended by over 490 people over two days
- published Evidence Bibliography 4, an updated version of our annotated bibliography of all the articles held in our evidence library on the nature, extent and impact of and reflections on public involvement in research
- launched a series of A5 information cards highlighting some of our most popular resources
- organised a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) workshop about support for learning and development across the NIHR
- been developing an online resource which will map local and regional networks, groups and organisations that support public involvement in research.