Involvement Cost Calculator

Do you need to budget for public involvement?

Please note that benefits guidance and tax legislation been subject to considerable change/reinterpretation since 2019. Any INVOLVE documents referring to the payment of involvement fees may now be out of date and are pending a review during 2020. INVOLVE’s guidance should not be substituted for professional advice, and INVOLVE accepts no liability for decisions or actions taken as a result of its guidance. You are always recommended to take your own tax, finance or legal advice.

Step 1 – use ‘Budgeting for Involvement’ to plan your budget. This guide provides practical advice on how to budget for involving patients, carers and the public in research. Included is a dummy study as a worked example to show how the process works (see section 3 of ‘Budgeting for Involvement’).

Step 2 – use the Involvement cost calculator to work the actual costs of involving people in your study.

Please note that this resource is not intended to plan for the costs associated with people taking part as research participants. See section 1.4 In ‘Budgeting for Involvement’ for more details.