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Below is a list of useful links and resources for PPI advisors and anyone interested in public involvement in research.

Resources for Public Contributors
Resources for Researchers
  • Payment Guidance for Researchers and Professionals - This guidance (published April 2021) provides information for researchers who need to cost public involvement activities at any stage of the research process.
  • Drop-In Sessions - Members of the ARC WM PPI Team deliver Drop-In Sessions to support researchers with general public involvement queries. Further information about Drop-In Sessions can be accessed here .
NIHR Campaigns
  • I Am Research campaign - giving patients, the public and health and social care research professionals a chance to shout about how fantastic research is. Aiming to raise awareness of the benefits of research and the positive impact it has on people's lives.
  • NIHR ‘Ok to ask’ campaign - a campaign encourage more patients or carers to ask about research opportunities that could be available to them or their loved ones, if they have a medical condition they are receiving treatment for. That essentially it is “OK to ask” about research opportunities.
  • NIHR ‘make it clear’ campaign - From 14 May 2014, a good quality plain English summary, submitted as part of the standard application form, will be a requirement of NIHR funding. Guidance has been developed for researchers and for board and panel members.
Useful Tools
  • BAME Toolkit - This toolkit, developed by our colleagues in ARC East Midlands, captures best practice and provides researchers with a framework on how to improve the participation of Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups in research.

  • The Get-It Glossary - an online glossary of health research terms defined in plain English.
  • Jargon Buster - a glossary of words containing the definitions of some of the terms commonly used in public involvement in research.
Other Resources