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