July 2013 (web links updated July 2014). Practical advice on budgeting for actively involving the public in research studies

Authors: Julia Cartwright (Oxford Business Development Ltd and co-author of the BMJ Wiley/Blackwell Patient and public involvement toolkit), Thomas Kabir (Mental Health Research Network) and Lucy Simons (INVOLVE).

This guide provides practical advice on how to budget for involving patients, carers and the public in research. It will be helpful for working out the costs of involvement at any stage of the research process – whether that’s a planned focus group in a study underway or putting together an entire budget for a study. Once you know what costs you need to include in your budget, you can use the Involvement cost calculator to work out the actual costs of involving people in your study.

No. of pages: 32