Toolkit for Researchers and Research Organisations

The Consumer Involvement and Engagement Toolkit (the Toolkit) is an interactive map that provides information on how researchers and research organisations can involve and engage consumers to help shape research throughout its lifecycle. The primary focus of the Toolkit is clinical trials, although much of the content is relevant to other types of health research.

Getting Started with the Toolkit

This Toolkit is designed as a interactive map so that information that is relevant to a range of topics can be located quickly and easily. Each white circle opens a themed webpage containing overview of the main topic. Blue-centered circles host multiple webpages. The Toolkit also hosts a range of resources (templates and tools) that can be downloaded and customised.

About involvement and engagement

Why involve consumers?

Why engage consumers?

Principles of involvement

Diverse and inclusive involvement

Identifying aims and objectives

Where to involve (trial level)

Where to involve (organisation level)

How to involve?

Preparing a budget

Recruiting consumers

Ethics review and involvement

Writing in plain language

Training consumers

Reimbursing consumers

Providing feedback to consumers

Defining impact

Evaluating involvement

Reporting involvement