Help make medical research more accessible
The Imperial Clinical Trials Unit conducts clinical trials in a number of different medical areas. Our research helps to improve health worldwide. We are starting a new programme of work to improve how accessible and relevant the information reported on the health benefits of new treatments is for society. We want to form a group of individuals who can share their views on the information reported from medical research studies. The information you provide will be used to guide research teams planning and reporting medical research studies across medical fields, as well as making the results of medical research more usable and accessible to society.
We value diversity and welcome all applicants. We would like to form a group that includes a range of backgrounds and cultures, including a range of ages, genders, ethnicities and life experiences, and are especially interested to hear from people who:
- Have experience of medical conditions/health services
- Are able to communicate comfortably within a group
- Are happy to share and discuss their opinion on the research
What will I be asked to do?
We are forming a group who will be able to meet twice a year for three years from, January 2021 to September 2023. Meetings will be 2 hours (except the 6th and final meeting which will be a 4 hour workshop meeting). It is anticipated that group members will be available to attend all meetings and respond to occasional correspondence in between meetings
When and where?
Meeting dates and times will be set well in advance and will either be held online or at Imperial Clinical trials Unit, White City, London. The first meeting will occur in January 2021 and it is anticipated that this will be a virtual meeting. Meetings will occur every 6 months for 3 years.
Will I get anything for taking part?
Group members will be paid for their time according to NIHR INVOLVE’s Policy on Payment on Fees and Expenses. We will process approved travel expense claims, child or carers allowance and reward you for your time within a reasonable time. Lunch and/or refreshments will be provided at face to face meetings. Where appropriate, group members will be named co-authors on reserch outputs.
We will provide suitable training and development for the role. When you join the group we will ask you about your experience of research and provide some public involvement training at the first meeting. More comprehensive public involvement training is offered by Imperial College London at no cost, which you would be welcome to attend (entirely voluntarily).
How do I take part?
If you would like to take part click here to access the form
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