How to get involved
What does patient and public involvement look like?
Patient and pubic involvement (PPI) is the active inclusion of members of the public in influencing research (i.e. giving people a say in the research we do). Examples include:
membership on an institutions strategic or operational committees
design of a research project
prioritisation of research
offering advice as members of a project steering group
commenting on, developing and disseminating research findings and materials
undertaking interviews with research participants
Moorfields BRC Research Community
If you would like to help us shape research, then please join our 'Research Community'
As part of our Research Community you may be invited to:
Attend future events on eye research
Contribute to the design of research studies through email correspondence/letter or by joining a discussion group
Respond to questionnaires that help researchers to develop studies in areas of relevance to you
Please be aware that signing up to the Research Community is not a means through which you will be made aware of current trials that are recruiting participants.
Patient Research Champion Initiative
A Patient Research Champion (PRC) is someone who works with the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) to promote health research from a patient point of view. They could be a patient, service user, carer who is enthusiastic about health research and is willing to communicate that to other patients, publics and healthcare professionals. You can find out more on the NIHR's Patient Research Champion website or click the button below to find out about being a PRC in the North Thames region.
People in Research
Connects research organisations and researchers with members of the public by advertising opportunities to get actively involved in research.
NIHR Starting Out Guide – Why and how to get involved in research
Thank you for taking the time to find out more about getting involved in health and social care research. This Starting Out Guide has been written to help and advise members of the public who would like to get involved, or have recently become involved in research. In this guide you will find key information and principles about getting involved in research, whatever your experience or prior knowledge.