Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) is a growing part of clinical research, and as such the National Institute for Health Research have released a pilot training resource surrounding PPI – free, and available via the NIHR Learn website (select the NIHR Endorsed Learning link).
PPI is defined as ‘research being carried out ‘with’ or ‘by’ members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them’, and there are clear benefits to incorporating this into your own research. The module will take you through the importance, theory and practice of PPI.
In applying for NIHR grants and funding, this is a core requirement. Likewise evidence of this activity having taken place, will be requested.
On the above website, there are further training modules available surrounding various key areas of clinical research.
If you wish to book onto any of the face-to-face Good Clinical Practice courses, please get in touch with Research Ethics.