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We aim to give you all the support and guidance you need to involve PPI contributors in your research so that it is a successful experience for them, for you and for your project.

PPI staff from across the Medical Sciences Division have produced ‘PPI guidance for researchers’. This is available for anyone to use to help with their PPI activities. It includes information on the ways to do PPI, how to incorporate it at different stages of the research cycle, templates for you to adapt and useful contacts.

We welcome your feedback so please contact ppi@phc.ox.ac.uk if you have any comments.

'Introduction to PPI' training

PPI training dates

 Other resources

  • The PPI Manager has a mailing list of people who have registered their interest in taking part in PPI - get in touch if you would like to contact them about your project.
  • Please give the Welcome guide to new lay contributors on your project.
  • NIHR have produced comprehensive guidance about payments for PPI which we recommend you follow. There is also a cost calculator to help you work out how much to budget for PPI.
  • PPI guidance from the Research Design Service
  • Guidance on working with public co-applicants on your grant.
  • 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.