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Evidence summary BITE 24 – Public involvement expectations

Who needs to know?

Public involvement representatives and research teams, who are collaborating together.

What have we found?

  • Patient or consumer involvement in research is widely recommended, but few practical experiences have been published.

  • The Research Team–Public involvement relationship involves a number of roles, relations and responsibilities when conducting collaborative health research together.

  • Potential difficulties or misunderstandings can be prevented through developing a shared understanding of the role of public involvement in research.