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Title: Involving service users in trials: developing a standard operating procedure
Author: Evans, B., Bedson, E., Bell, P., Hutchings, H., Lowes, L., Rea, D., Seagrove, A., Siebert, S., Smith, G., Snooks, H., Thomas, M., Thorne, K., Russell, I. and on behalf of the West Wales Organisation for Rigorous Trials
Date Published: 2013
Reference: Trials, 14:219 doi:10.1186/1745-6215-14-219
Are service users or carers authors: No/Not Known

Abstract: This article reports on the development of a standard operating procedure (SOP) for involving service users in a clinical trial. The SOP was developed by a group of researchers with experience of involvement working in a clinical trials unit in Wales. The group first defined the key principles that underpin the SOP and then developed the guidance around how to achieve these principles. The SOP is divided into three sections. The first provides advice on planning involvement and understanding its purpose. The second discusses the implications for trial management in terms of who needs to be responsible for PPI, who needs to be involved and providing everyone with training. The third section describes how service users can be involved at different stages and defines a minimum level of involvement at each one.

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Date Entered: 2013/10/07

Date Edited: 2014/09/30

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