Public involvment in research, is research being carrried out 'with' or 'by' members of the public rather than 'to', 'about' or 'for' them.
Involving patients and members of the public in research
can lead to better research, clearer outcomes and faster uptake of
Active involvement is different from being a participant
in a research study and having tests done on you, for example.
Active involvement is where patients have a say in how clinical
research is done. This is valuable because it helps make sure
research studies are 'patient friendly' and relevant to people in
There are different forms of active involvement in
research, such as working with researchers and doctors and getting
involved in study design and other stages of the research
To become more involved in research at CDDFT
Visit or telephone:
The Centre for Clinical Research and Innovation
Darlington Memorial Hospital
Tel: +44 (0) 1325 743366.
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