Involvement is distinct from participation (e.g. recruiting patients to clinical trials) and engagement (e.g. disseminating research findings to patients).

Anyone can be involved in research.

This includes:

  • Patients
  • Carers
  • Members of the public (someone who is not a health professional)
  • Community Groups e.g. multi-faith groups
  • Former patients/Survivors
  • Charities
  • Patient support groups e.g. Terrence Higgins Trust
  • Family members; parents, partners, young people
  • Schools