Welsh Government

Public involvement resources & links


  • Public involvement flyer
    Designed to introduce the idea of becoming involved with health and social care research
  • Health and Care Research Wales jargon buster
    Not sure what the difference is between a BRC or a BRU? Get muddled about HRA, HRC, HSE and HTA? Then our jargon buster will help answer these questions and more. 
  • INVOLVE Jargon Buster
    The 'Jargon Buster' provides a glossary for frequently used abbreviations and research terms. 
  • NICE glossary
    The NICE glossary provides brief definitions and explanations of research terms.
  • Educational Toolbox on Medicines Research and Development
    Developed by the European Patients’ Academy (EUPATI), this resource provides an A-Z of medicine development for patients and the public. 
  • Shared Learning Group on Involvement

    Health and Care Research Wales’ Public Involvement and Engagement team subscribe, as observers, to The Shared Learning Group on Involvement. The Group’s aim is to encourage shared learning about service user and/or carer involvement between national voluntary sector organisations throughout the UK. The Group has developed resources some of which are openly available for researchers or members of the public to review on the home page of the website under news and featured documents

  • NIHR co-produced online PPI course
    National Institute for Health Research's (NIHR) co-produced interactive online course for researchers, research managers, funders and public reviewers to help share knowledge of patient and public involvement (PPI). It provides guidance on a variety of roles and researchers may also find this resource useful when writing research funding applications.
  • Being inclusive in public involvement (PI) in health research
    What are some of the things to think about to become more inclusive in public involvement in health research? How do we develop inclusive research communities? This document includes a helpful series of prompts for researchers, and for those whose job it is to support public involvement in health research (practitioners).
  • The three categories of involvement 
    Health and Care Research Wales have developed three categories for public involvement opportunities. 

Useful organisations

Health and Care Research Wales


People in Research

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