Evidence Library

Title: Exploring public involvement in research funding applications
Date Published: 2013
Reference: Eastleigh: INVOLVE
Are service users or carers authors: No/Not Known

Abstract: This report provides 10 examples of projects where members of the public were involved in the development of National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funding applications. The lead researchers were interviewed in each case, and asked to describe the impact of public involvement on their research. Overall, the public involvement helped to: • identify the research question • influence the outcome measures • define the methods used • maintain a focus on the interests of patients/ the public • keep the research grounded and meaningful • make participation easier for the research participants • improve the accessibility of the information produced for participants • shape the plans for public involvement in the project • define the most useful project outputs • promote multidisciplinary working across teams • develop a dissemination strategy.

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Categories: health
public health
social care
Identifying topics, prioritising and commissioning
Designing research
impact on research
impact on research ethics
impact on researchers
impact of public involvement

Date Entered: 2014/11/05

Date Edited: 2014/11/05

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