INVOLVE defines public involvement in research as research being carried out  ‘with’ or ‘by’ members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them. This includes, for example, working with research funders to prioritise research, offering advice as members of a project steering group, commenting on and developing research materials, undertaking interviews with research participants.

View a video of our members and Nick Partridge, our previous Chair, talking about what public involvement in research means to them.