Public Involvement Forum
The Public Involvement Forum advises and supports public involvement in the work of the Research Design Service Yorkshire and Humber (RDS YH). The Forum is a group of people made up of members of the public as well as health and social care professionals from across the region who all have an interest in public involvement in research.
What we do:
We build relationships, share ideas and work with others to support researchers in our region and nationally to develop NIHR research that:
- reflects the diversity of our communities and provides an opportunity for everybody to get involved, take part or find out about research
- is relevant to members of the public
- adds value to research
How we make a difference:
- We evaluated and co-authored an article about our Public Involvement Fund
- We sit on the interview panels for new RDS staff
- We sit on the mock interview panels for researchers applying for NIHR Fellowship awards
- We interview RDS staff and researchers applying for NIHR Fellowship awards
- We review and develop our public involvement strategy
- We review applications for the RDS Public Involvement Fund
- We developed guidance for involving members of the public in interview panels
- We comment on plain English summaries in research applications
- We act as co-applicants on research projects
- We run workshops for researchers on public involvement in research
- We develop public involvement networks through NIHR Voices
How to get involved:
If you are a member of the public or a community/voluntary organisation or group and you are interested in getting involved, please fill in our contact form.
To find out more about the Public Involvement Forum, you can contact Holly Schofield: H.Schofield@leeds.ac.uk
The NIHR leaflet ‘Getting involved in health research grant applications’ and the NIHR website have general information about getting involved in research.