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Module 1: knowledge of the NIHR and Patient and Public Involvement (PPI)

Module 2: public reviewing roles and useful skills

Module 3: useful guidance and questions to consider when undertaking a public review, or review as a comittee member, of research documents




There are four booklets in INVOLVE’s Public Information Pack (PIP). The PIP has been written for patients, carers and members of the public who are interested in getting involved in health or social care research.

Download Introduction here

PIP 1 – A quick guide

This guide answers the main questions people ask when they first get involved in research. It explains how you can get involved in research, what you can expect and the difference you can make.

Download PIP1 here

PIP 2 – Getting started

This booklet answers the questions that people frequently ask when they first get involved in research. It explains how and why the public get involved in research.  It also includes stories from people who have been involved for a number of years, as well as stories from researchers and research staff who support involvement.

Download PIP2 here

PIP 3 – Finding out more

This booklet provides information about some of the different organisations that are involved in research, which may be useful to know about. This third edition of the booklet was published in January 2016 to update details of organisations and other information sources, and to signpost members of the public to useful organisations and references on the INVOLVE website, such as invoDIRECT. This is a working document – if you spot any inaccuracies or would like to suggest any additions please contact us on 02380 595628 or at 

Download PIP3 here

PIP 4 - Jargon Buster

This booklet is a Jargon Buster or glossary of words. It contains the definitions of the words that you will have come across whilst reading the other Public
Information Pack (PIP) booklets. However, this is not a complete list of all the words that you might come across during your involvement in research.

Download PIP4 here