Where to go for further information

INVOLVE resources

All of our publications and resources are freely available to view or download from the INVOLVE website.

INVOLVE online resource for researchers: ten briefing notes on how to involve members of the public in research.

Supplements on:

  • Strategies for diversity and inclusion in public involvement
  • Public involvement in clinical trials
  • Public involvement in systematic reviews

Case studies highlighting examples of public involvement in research.

Templates with examples of useful documents such as job descriptions and terms of reference.

INVOLVE Putting it into practice database: a database of references for reports and publications on:

  • guidance on good practice
  • reports of the lessons learnt from direct experience of involvement
  • descriptions of involvement in research projects.

INVOLVE Evidence library: a database of references on the impact, nature and extent of and reflections on public involvement in research.

INVOLVE online resource on training and development

invoDIRECT: an online directory of networks, groups and organisations that support active public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research

Budgeting for public involvement: practical advice on how to budget for public involvement and an online cost calculator

People in Research: a resource to help members of the public find opportunities to get involved in research and for research organisations / researchers to advertise involvement opportunities

Other resources and information

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service (RDS) supports researchers to develop research proposals for submission to the NIHR and other national, peer-reviewed funding competitions for applied health or social care research. This includes giving advice on patient and public involvement in the development of proposals.

There are ten NIHR Research Design Services:

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network website provides an overview of their work and information on the research networks and public involvement and engagement.

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) – information for researchers on public involvement in NIHR funded research and how members of the public are involved in the NIHR.

Involving London – a website providing a range of information and opportunities for patient and public involvement in London

Involving users in the research process – leaflet produced by Guy’s and St. Thomas’ and King’s College London Biomedical Research Centre

North West People in Research Forum – an organisation supporting patient and public involvement and engagement in the North West

Handbook of user involvement in nursing and healthcare research – Elizabeth Morrow, Annette Boaz, Sally Brearley and Fiona Ross – a book published 2012

User involvement in research: A route map. TwoCan Associates – for organisations who commission or fund research and want to involve service users in their work

References in the Briefing notes






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