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It is becoming increasingly important to be able to report on the impact of your PPI – to funders, for journal publications and to your public contributors. There are many tools available for doing this, but often they are designed to be used at the end of a project when it can be hard to remember what you did as result of PPI or evidence its impact.

Researchers from Oxford have developed a recording tool that can be used as you go along, to take note of PPI activities, the decisions that resulted from the input, and provide an opportunity to reflect and learn.

We are piloting the use of this tool and you can access it below or here on Open Science. 

The researchers who developed this will review the feedback and continue to adapt the tool so it is as useful and user-friendly as possible.



Other tools are available to plan, record and reflect on your PPI. Some alternatives that you may be interested to try are:

'The Cube' - this is a framework that uses a digital tool to support the evaluation of the quality of PPI. All researchers in the department and any researchers funded by the NIHR ARC Oxford and Thames Valley can request a Cube free of charge - please email

The PPI impact log, developed by People in Health West of England.

The Public Involvement in Research Impact Toolkit (PIRIT), developed by Marie Curie Cancer Centre and Wales Cancer Research Centre.