Involving the Public in the Design of Research: Building Research Partnerships

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A workshop for Researchers and Members of the Public

17th October 2019

Who is it for?

Patients, carers and members of the public who are interested in getting involved in research and researchers interested in involving patients, carers and the public in their research.


How long is it?

1-day workshop from 9.30am until 4.00pm.

What will I get out of it?

  • As a patient, carer or member of the public: You will gain an understanding of what it means to be involved in research at each stage of the research process.
  • As a researcher: You will gain an understanding of how patients, carers and the public can get involved in research, practical tips, the opportunity to share your research expertise and build research partnerships.


Previous workshop participant reviews:

‘I have met more individuals from all levels here today than I have in the last seven years. I feel more focused and motivated, thank you’.

‘The organisers are very informative and easy to listen to. Enjoyed meeting other researchers’.


Registration form:

Building Research Partnerships Application form

Further Information on PPI in Research:,244007,en.pdf


Project overview

This free workshop will look at practical ways to involve patients and the public as partners (PPI) in the research process. It will explore the issues related to becoming and being a member of the public involved in research and the role of researchers in facilitating this involvement.

Commitment required

Attend event e.g. interview, information event, focus group and Formal consultation


This workshop will take place on between 9.30am and 4.00pm on 17th October 2019, Grosvenor House, Glengall Street, Belfast.



Register your interest

To register your interest for this workshop, please return the registration form to Cara McClure - or post to HSC R&D Division, 4th Floor, Public Health Agency, 12-22 Linenhall Street, Belfast, BT2 8BS. Forms must be returned by 4th October, 2019. Places will only be confirmed after the closing date.