October 2013 (web links updated July 2014).
Authors: Kristina Staley from TwoCan Associates and members of the project advisory group: Jonathan Boote, Vicky Cawdeary, Lynne Corner, Helen Hayes, Una Rennard, Carol Rhodes, Maryrose Tarpey, Peter Thompson and Katalin Torok
This project aimed to develop a series of examples illustrating how researchers are involving members of the public in their National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funding applications and to explore the views of the researchers on the impact public involvement had on the development of their research funding application.
The examples demonstrate the different approaches used to involve members of the public and the uniqueness of each project. INVOLVE is interested in gathering evidence about the impact of public involvement on research and these examples contribute to this work.