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.
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 guidines document. If you would like to know more information about RDS EM public involvement work and support contact our public involvement lead After a very successful recruitment drive, please note that the appliction 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 handbook to help researchers plan and manage their public involvement activities.