A framework for considering who might be involved in research
Created on Wednesday, 01 Apr 2020.
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