Infectious Diseases Research Network: Integrating Public Involvement into your research projects and proposals

When:  Thursday 24 January 2013
Location: Friends House, Euston, central London

A free one day interactive workshop, jointly run by the Infectious Diseases Research Network and Healthcare Associated Infections Research Network.

Public involvement is becoming increasingly important in research, particularly in relation to applying for research funds. This free one-day workshop will introduce public involvement and illustrate the benefits it can deliver to infection research. It will provide an opportunity for researchers to learn about practical ways to integrate PPI into their research and will give an opportunity to present outline research proposals to a service user group with an interest in infection and gain feedback on the day.

The morning session will include presentations from:

  • NIHR INVOLVE, which supports and facilitates public involvement in health research, on what public involvement is and what benefits it can deliver
  • National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) on the importance of PPI to NIHR projects what is expected when submitting funding proposals
  • Case studies from four active studies covering different areas of infection research where public involvement has been integrated

The afternoon session will be interactive and will include a hands-on workshop where researchers will be introduced to practical methods of integrating PPI into their research.

Researchers are encouraged to bring their ‘work in progress’ – current ideas for research or research proposals - to the session. The final session will offer researchers the opportunity to present their outline projects to a service user panel and gain feedback on the research priority and aims and service user involvement. Researchers wishing to gain feedback in this session will need to submit a lay summary in advance of the workshop for the panel to review.

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