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Get involved in PPI in Research

Are you interested in research?
Do you have good communication skills?
Have you experience of working in groups or committees?
Do you have time to participate in meetings or review research  documents?
Would you like to develop new skills and knowledge?
Before you answer the questions above why not find out how medical treatments are discovered, tested and evaluated to improve healthcare for all >> take an online course on "Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research" (University of Leeds and NIHR) 
HSC R&D Division has a group of trained PPI representatives who support it in its activities. The name of this Group is PIER (NI). PIER stands for Public Involvement Enhancing Research.

If you would like to be involved in PPI or just find out more about it please complete the Expression of Interest Form and send it to Gail Johnston or Tel. 9536 3490 for more information.

HSC R&D Division also provides training, information and advice to Researchers wanting to learn about PPI


The following booklets (published by the INVOLVE Support Unit) provide more information for service users, carers or members of the public who would like to be involved in research,



INVOLVE is an organisation funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to support public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. 

The INVOLVE website has some useful information and resources for the public interested in research and researchers interested in involving the public in thier research.

This includes a 2-minute animation based on the true story of a young man, Tom, who was diagnosed with an illness and through this became involved in research. Click to go to the INVOLVE website and hear Tom's story