Working with the public is a vital part of the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. Patients, carers and other members of the public can all get involved with health research. These are some of the ways you can get involved.
Support researchers to deliver research to help ensure that health research addresses what matters to patients and the public
Patients, carers and other members the public can help in deciding what research to do, how to do it and what is done with the results. If you get involved in this way, you might help identify research priorities in a specific disease area, help create written material that is accessible to easily understood by patients, get involved in research grant applications or monitor research as it progresses.
If you are interested in any of these aspects of research and are based in the Thames Valley region, you can register interest in involvement. You will receive a weekly email bulletin of opportunities to get involved with research at different stages, and will also have the option to receive additional, related information, for example about public talks or training.
Stories about people who support researchers can be found here – healthtalk.org.
Opportunities to get involved across the UK can be found here – People in Research.
Attend public events to hear researchers talk about the research they are working on
See public events
Be a participant on research project
If you are interested in volunteering as a participant in a research trial in Oxfordshire, visit the trials section on the OUH website. You can also find out about research projects happening across the Thames Valley here https://thamesvalleyresearch.nihr.ac.uk/ and the UK on the Be Part of Research website.
Information for researchers
We offer detailed resources and advice for health and social care researchers.
If you’re looking for people to get involved in your research, you can post an opportunity.
If you would like advice or support with incorporating PPI activities into your project, please contact:
Polly Kerr, Patient and Public Involvement Manager
Rachel Taylor, Public and Community Involvement, Engagement and Participation Lead (PCIEP)
Tel: 01865 223070