Information for researchers
We want to give you all the assistance you need to involve PPI contributors in your research such that it is a productive experience for them and for your project
We have produced a ‘PPI Guide for Researchers’. This document can be used by any research staff involving patients, carers, members of the public and members of voluntary organisations in their research work.
There are templates for you to download and adapt. It is a living document which with your help will continue to be updated and improved, so we welcome any suggestions or feedback you may have.
Please give the Welcome Pack to new lay contributors on your project.
To help you work out your PPI costs - cost calculator
You can find the department's PPI payment policy here
To help you plan your research - Research Design Service
To help you recruit from the Voluntary sector these directories may assist
South Central regional service supports Oxford University researchers in all aspects of formulating a research proposal, including methodology, statistics, health economics and support for Patient and Public Involvement in research - Oxford University Research Support
To help you recruit locally - Patients Active In Research
To help you decide on your research questions - James Lind Alliance
National non-profit making initiative which brings patients, carers and clinicians together to identify and prioritise the top 10 uncertainties, or 'unanswered questions', about the effects of treatments that they agree are most important.
You can also download the Research Design Service Researchers PPI Handbook