UCL Ear Institute


Public and Patient Involvement 

What is patient and public involvement in research? Public involvement in research is different from taking part in a study; it is about research that is shaped by members of the public. For example, where members of the public become involved in the study design, or work as research partners on a project.

Why get involved?

  • Research shapes all the services that are available to you and your family today
  • Your involvement will help ensure that our research is relevant, reliable and usable to the people
  • You can choose to get involved as much or as little as you like

You can get involved in our research in a variety of ways such as:

  • Working with researchers to plan and design their projects
  • Commenting on and developing information such as leaflets or questionnaires
  • Joining a research panel or steering group
  • Helping make sure good research is heard about

You will make a difference by:

  • Identifying new topics for research and ensuring that topics are relevant to patients, carers and members of the public
  • Making sure that researchers ask the right questions and in a way that is understandable to the public
  • Keeping the research on track so that is stays relevant
  • Making sure the people being researched are approached in the right way 
  • Reviewing research proposals for the NIHR research programmes
  • Improving the quality of the research by adding another point of view to the design and way that the research is carried out

Become a MEMBER and your involvement can help to:

  • Identify what research is important to the NHS and the public
  • Influence the way research is planned and carried out
  • Improve the experience for people taking part in the research
  • Make sure the research is focused and relevant to members of the public
  • Make it more likely that people find out about the research

Interested? Or would like more information? Either Complete a sign-up form or contact evidENT@ucl.ac.uk 

Further information on Public and Patient Involvement can be found at INVOLVE

The evidENT team holds contact details – names and email addresses of investigators, research teams and others who may have shown an interest in our research.  We use these details to send information about research studies and other research developments that maybe of interest to you.  If you would like your contact details removed from this list, please contact evident@ucl.ac.uk