Get involved in research design 

  • Getting actively involved in research design at UCLH

    We want people to help us design and conduct our research. We believe this kind of active input (patient public involvement or PPI) makes our research better.

    There are a number of ways you can get actively involved in research. For example by:

    • helping us to decide our priorities for new research
    • advising researchers on what kind of things to measure so that answers are relevant to patients,
    • helping us explain research in understandable ways

    There are different ways people work with us. For example by:

    • coming to one-off meetings
    • sitting on a panel that meets regularly
    • looking at information and talking to us by email.

    It is standard practice with PPI to reimburse patients and the public for their travel and carer costs.

    Our biomedical research centre has a PPI network and lay panels of people who want to get actively involved in research in this way. If you are interested in getting actively involved, email the biomedical research centre PPI team on

    Read more about PPI at UCLH on our biomedical research centre website.