Working with patients and members of the public is a vital part of the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.
Information for patients, carers and the public
Patient and public involvement helps ensure that the BRC’s research addresses what matters to patients and the public. We involve patients and the public in deciding what research to do, how to do it and what is done with the results. If you’re involved, you might act as a partner in a project to identify research priorities in a specific disease area, help create written material that is accessible to patients, get involved in research grant applications or monitor research as it progresses. We also have a programme of research itself assessing the impact of patient and public involvement.
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 through our Patients Active in Research section. You will receive a weekly email bulletin of opportunities for patients, carers and members of the public 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.
We run regular training workshops for patients and members of the public with the aim of increasing knowledge and confidence to take part in PPI opportunities. Find out about our Patient and Public Involvement workshops in 2019/20.
The Oxford Blood Group encourages patients and members of the public to be involved with the Haematology and Stem Cells theme at the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre.
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 UK on the Be Part of Research website (previously the UK Clinical Trials Gateway).
Information for researchers
We offer detailed resources and advice for health and social care researchers.
If you’re looking for patients for a PPI opportunity, you can post a listing.
If you would like advice or support with incorporating PPI activities into your project, please contact:
Polly Kerr, PPI Manager, Oxford BRC
Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
University of Oxford
Radcliffe Primary Care, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG