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Shape our research at Barts Health

To make sure our research benefits everyone in our local communities and beyond, we need the input of lots of people from many different backgrounds, with many different experiences. 

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Research that benefits everyone 

We want to make sure the research we carry out benefits as many people as possible. To do this, we need people from lots of different backgrounds to get take part in and shape our work.

That’s why if you’re a patient, member of staff, carer or someone from our local community who’s passionate about healthcare and research, we want to hear from you.

From telling us how to encourage people to get involved to joining an advisory group, there are lots of ways you can have your say and make sure our research benefits everyone.

Get involved

Research for you, shaped by you

We want to involve patients and members of the public from diverse backgrounds and communities in our research. Doing this means we can be sure that the treatments and tests we develop from our research are fit for everyone in our diverse local populations and beyond. 

Our researchers want more patients and the public to share their insights and experiences with us. Some of the ways you can get involved in shaping our research include helping:

  • select and prioritise research that you feel is important and relevant 
  • researchers design their projects
  • interpret the results of the research
  • make sure the research is reported in understandable ways and is heard about

By getting involved in shaping our research you can help us:

  • make sure researchers ask the right questions in a way that the public understand
  • keep the research on track
  • improve the quality of the research by adding another point of view to the process 

Opportunities to shape our research

There are lots of opportunities to help shape our research, some of which we've listed below. You can find out about other opportunities to get involved by joining our research engagement mailing list (sign up here) or about wider involvement opportunities on the People in Research website.

Trauma patient groups

Our trauma team The Centre for Trauma Sciences (C4TS) is always looking for former trauma patients, carers and members of the public to contribute to their research, which is looking at the best ways to treat traumatic injury. 

Find out more 

Pregnancy and childbirth research

The Katherine Twining Network (KTN) researches areas of pregnancy and childbirth including pre-term birth, pre-eclampsia, epilepsy in pregnancy, infertility and nutrition in pregnancy. KTN is always looking to speak to pregnant women, new mothers , community advisers and other members of communities to take part in their work.

Find out more or email the team for more information ktnetwork@qmul.ac.uk

Learn more about taking part in our research

Payment for public involvement in research

Payment for public involvement in research

We follow national guidance on reimbursements. 

The National Intisute for Helath Research have guidance on reimbursements for public contributors, which we follow. 

As this is a complex area, the guidance above is unlikely to be able to cover everyone’s individual circumstances. We therefore strongly advise you to get expert advice about your own personal financial circumstances before accepting payment for involvement in research.

This is particularly important if you receive welfare benefits because receiving payments for public involvement activities may impact this.

Read the guidelines 

Contact us

Get in touch

Whatever your question, please do get in touch.

Whether you have questions about taking part in research, want to know how you can help shape our research, need to know more about carrying out research or anything else, we're here to help.  

Email the research engagement team 

If you are a researcher or a member of staff with a question about research, please the Joint Management Research Office (JMRO)

Contact the JMRO

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