Welsh Government

Public involvement training

Our free training programme is continually developed to make sure members of the public are prepared for their involvement in research.

If you have a question about any of these courses or would like to discuss your training needs, please contact the public involvement and engagement team.

An introduction to public involvement in research online training


When you register with the public involvement community you will be invited to complete this online introduction before undertaking any involvement opportunities. The online introduction can also be used as a refresher for those already registered as well as researchers.

Click on the titles of our core training courses below to find upcoming training dates:

First Steps: members of the public and researchers working together
This interactive day includes an overview of both the research cycle and public involvement, a discussion of roles and responsibilities, and practical tips for effective involvement.

An introduction to research methods
Covers the purpose and stages of the research process, developing a research question, an overview of research methodologies and data generation.

Good Clinical Practice
This training is for members of the public currently involved in a research opportunity and introduces the laws, frameworks and guidelines which govern the set up and conduct of clinical and non-clinical research.

Research ethics presentation
A presentation developed by Dr Corinne Scott, senior ethics service manager at Health and Care Research Wales, to help members of the public understand research ethics and ethics committees, and the role of public involvement within ethics.

External training resources


FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions around the world, most of which are free to complete.

Past courses within the Health and Psychology category have included research topics.

For more information and to browse their list of courses, visit the FutureLearn website. (Health and Care Research Wales is not responsible for the content of these courses, which are provided by external organisations.)