Welsh Government

Public involvement resources

Is there a resource you think would be useful for members of the public which isn’t available on this page? Get in touch!

Useful documents
Contact cards
Top tips
External resources
Useful organisations
Resources for researchers

Useful documents


Jargon busters

  • 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.


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Contact cards

Contact cards have been developed for members of the public to share their details with each other, to actively provide and promote peer support without pressure. Those who have newly registered with the public involvement community will receive a set in their welcome pack. If you would like to request a pack of contact cards, please email us at research-involvement@wales.nhs.uk  

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Top Tips

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External resources

‘NIHR Mental Health Research Network guide to finding and reading a research paper’ This guide helps mental health service users and their carers to access research into mental health (external website)

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Useful organisations

Health and Care Research Wales
People in Research
Macmillan Learn Zone

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Resources for Researchers

  • 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. 
  • Public involvement flyer
    Designed to introduce the idea of becoming involved with health and social care research 
  • Health Research Authority (HRA) Best practice in public involvement
    This guidance sets out how you should present your information on public involvement within the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS), in a way that is most useful to Research Ethics Committees (RECs). 
  • EUPATI Toolbox
    The Toolbox includes articles, presentations, videos, and factsheets around all aspects of a medicine’s development process, including how to involve patients in this process (external website) 
  • How to write in plain English 
  • How to write in plain Welsh
    Bangor University Welsh language support service for researchers

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