The terms of reference of INVOLVE are:

  • to promote the empowerment of the public to become more involved in research
  • to develop and promote alliances with key groups, including the public, researchers, the Department of Health, and other research funders and sponsors in order to promote greater public involvement in research
  • to monitor public involvement in research in the NHS, public health and social care
  • to encourage the evaluation of the effects of public involvement in research in the fields of NHS, social care and public health
  • to report regularly to the Department of Health on progress, and make recommendations about the development of public involvement in research.