This jargon buster or glossary of words contains the definitions of some of the terms commonly used in public involvement in research. It is not a complete list of all the words you might come across. The original definitions were developed for INVOLVE by TwoCan Associates working in consultation with a panel of researchers and a panel of people who use services, and we add to them continually.
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James Lind Alliance
James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnerships
Where two or more organisations share a significant interest in a study, they may elect to act as joint-sponsors.
See Sponsorship Principles (pdf, 103.44 KB) document for further details.
A journal is a regular publication in which researchers formally report the results of their research to people who share a similar interest or experience. Each journal usually specialises in one particular topic area. The British Medical Journal (BMJ), British Journal of Social Work and The Lancet are examples of journals.