Joint Research Office


Wellcome funded study exploring views on patient involvement in animal research

7 July 2020

Researchers are invited to complete a short survey exploring perspectives on patient and public involvement and engagement in research involving animals.

The questionnaire will enable Wellcome Trust-funded academics Professor Gail Davies and Dr Rich Gorman (University of Exeter) to make effective recommendations on PPI in animal research.

The survey is open until 10th July and will take around 10 minutes to complete. All information is anonymised.

The survey follows an interim report and stakeholder workshop on this topic at Friends House in Euston last year.

Patient and public involvement and engagement work is now common in later-stage research where patients take part in clinical trials.

But PPIE is less common in earlier, lab-based research, where use of animals is common. Researchers say that as the amount of PPIE in this area increases, it is vital that researchers develop ways of involving and engaging patients and the public in this work in meaningful ways which improve the quality of research.