Building Research Partnerships

Building Research Partnerships (NI) training

This training is designed for:

  1. Patients, carers and members of the public who are involved in or are interested in becoming involved as public partners in research, and;
  2. Researchers who want to learn more about how to implement Personal and Public Involvement (PPI) through-out the research cycle, and build more effective PPI partnerships.


Building Research partnerships training has been delivered jointly by HSC R&D Division and the Northern Ireland Cancer Trials Network since 2012*. Since then, it has been completed by over 400 participants, including researchers, health and social care professionals, patients, carers and the public.

The content is relevant to all types of research and previous evaluations have been overwhelmingly positive with 97% of participants rating the training as excellent or good. In recent years, the training has moved from face-to-face delivery to online.


The NI version has evolved from the original Building Research Partnerships training: further information can be found here