The Research Cycle PPI Workshops, 2019
Each workshop will cover a different stage of the research cycle and discuss ways in which patients and members of the public can get involved.
Find out more about each workshop and book your place below.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Polly Kerr firstname.lastname@example.org, Lynne Maddocks email@example.com, or Claire Murray Claire.firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop will look at how researchers determine what they should study and highlight how patients and members of the public can get involved with this. It’s important that the people who are affected by a specific condition or who use a particular service are consulted when researchers are identifying topics, and this workshop will look at ways in which this can happen.
Writing applications for funding bodies is something researchers spend a great deal of time doing. It’s also an area where involving patients and members of the public may make the difference between being awarded a grant and not. This workshop will focus on the process of developing a research application and how PPI contributors may be able to add weight.
For a research project to successfully recruit and retain all the participants it needs to be successful, it’s vital that people like them have been involved in the planning, especially when it comes to ethical approval. At this workshop you will learn how patients and members of the public can help ensure that the methods used are appropriate and the questions being asked are relevant.
There are many ways in which patients and members of the public can get involved with the actual hands-on doing of research. You may not have a scientific or medical training but it’s likely that you have skills that can be put to good use, and this workshop will consider these and how they could benefit research projects.
This is another area where you may think you need a research background to contribute but that isn’t always the case. In fact, it can sometimes be helpful to involve patients or members of the public who will look at and analyse data differently. At this workshop, you will hear about topics related to analysing findings, including bias and causation, and how you may be able to get involved.
Getting papers about their work published in academic journals is the main aim for researchers and this workshop will cover issues concerned with this such as peer review. However, there are many other avenues for disseminating research findings with plenty of opportunities for patients and members of the public to get involved and help reach a wider audience.