Public involvement for researchers
Researchers guide to public involvement
A guide with all you might need to know about public involvement as a part of CLAHRC Oxford, no matter what stage your research is at.
From advertising and recruiting to inductions and finance.Download the researchers PPI Guide
The CLAHRC PPI payment policy
The CLAHRC Oxford Policy on reimbursement of expenses and involvement payments (e.g. timelines, travel, office supplies, meals and accommodation, etc)
Also includes a link to a cost-calculator to help with budgeting for public involvement.Download the PPI Payment policy (.doc)
PPI case studies
A collection of short public involvement case-studies based on real world examples of involving the public in research, and the difference this can make to a project.Click here
Welcome pack for public contributors
A welcome pack containing vital introductory material for you to pass on to the public contributors you are, or are planning to, work with.
This pack will tell them all they need to know about working with you and CLAHRC Oxford.Download the welcome pack
Other public involvement and engagement resources
Toolkits, social media tips, evaluating the impact of involvement, engaging with patients, co-production, shared decision making and so on).
If you have a question not answered elsewhere, you'll likely find a help here.Download the resources (.doc)
A directory of inventive ways of involving the public in your research.Click here
What is Public Involvement?
Public involvement – also called 'Patient and Public Involvement' or 'PPI' – is, as it's name suggests, involving the public in your research.
Public involvement in health and social care is research being carried out ‘with’ or ‘by’ members of the public, rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them.
This includes, for example, working with research funders to prioritise research, offering advice or expertise as members of a project steering group, commenting on and developing research materials, undertaking interviews with research participants.
This is how INVOLVE – a national advisory group on public involvement funded by the NIHR – define it, and is the definition we use.
CLAHRC Oxford and Public Involvement
CLAHRC Oxford, as part of the NIHR, is committed to involving patients and the public in the work it funds or supports.
To this end we have a dedicated 'Patient and Public Involvement Co-ordinator', Lynne Maddocks, who you can contact with questions or for other help with public involvement.
Tel: (01865) 617198
Our PPI Strategy
You can download our PPI strategy by clicking here (.pdf).
We welcome any feedback you may have.