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Title: The contribution of advisory committees and public involvement to large studies: case study
Author: Slade, M., Bird, V., Chandler, R., Fox, J., Larsen, M.
Date Published: 2010
Reference: BMC Health Services Research, 10, 323.
Are service users or carers authors: No/Not Known


This paper reports on an assessment of the impact of advisory committees on a large five-year study funded by the National Institute of Health Research. In particular the authors looked at the impact of public involvement. They conclude that the benefits experienced by the research team were improved quality and confidence in their study design. However, there were costs in terms of increased demands on researchers having to think through and come to a decision about each issue. This meant it took longer to finalise the study protocol and progress was slower.

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Categories: health
public health
social care
Designing research
impact on research
impact on researchers
impact of public involvement
journal article

Date Entered: 2012/03/26

Date Edited: 2012/11/21

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