Research Design Service: East Midlands

Public Involvement

Public involvement in research is founded on the core principle that people who are affected by research have a right to have a say in what and how research is undertaken. The public involvement workplan sets out RDSEM plans for public involvement and engagement 2019-2023.

If you are a member of the public and are interested in getting involved in health research please take a look at our Getting involved as a Public Contributor in health research applications and public contributor guidelines document. If you would like to know more about RDS EM public involvement work and support, contact our public involvement lead After a very successful recruitment drive, please note that the application process is now closed.

The following diagram of the research cycle shows where and how the public can be involved successfully. To accompany this, the RDS have created a guide to help researchers plan and manage their public involvement activities. 

research cycle diagram