We would like to thank all members of the advisory group for their insight, expertise and comments throughout the development of the publication.
Many thanks to Sarah Howlett, Lucy Simons and Philippa Yeeles of the INVOLVE Coordinating Centre for their helpful comments and suggestions and to Gill Wren for her IT expertise and Paula Davis for proofreading the report.
Thanks also to all those who contributed to previous editions of the briefing notes.
A special thanks to Sandra Paget, Doreen Tembo and Christine Vial and colleagues at the National Institute for Health Research Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) for reading the draft report and providing helpful comments and suggestions.
We would also like to thank all those who participated in a content development workshop in October 2010 for their time and their invaluable contribution to this work.