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A framework for considering who might be involved in research

  Created on Wednesday, 01 Apr 2020. Posted in Public Involvement

New INVOLVE guidance to be used as a framework to help make decisions about which public contributors you might involve in your research and why.

  • There should always be clarity about the purpose of involving specific individuals or groups
  • Including a diversity of views and perspectives often helps to improve the research
  • Review the way the involvement role and opportunity has been structured to ensure there are not unintended barriers stopping other public contributors from engaging
  • People can wear several hats and their contributions may be broader because of the range of their expertise
  • The type of lived experience needed will vary depending on the focus of the research