Clinical Research Office. A partnership between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield

Useful Links & Documents

 PPI Working Together Document

 Panel Information Sheet

 Panel Terms of Reference

 Frequently Asked PPI Questions

 Description of chairman duties

 INVOLVE Guidance for chairs

 Glossary of common research terms 

 Clinical Trial Glossary

 Research Design Service PPI Handout

 Virtual involvement: A guide to video calling

 Hybrid Meeting Good Practice

Guidance for Planning Virtual PPI

People in Research (part of the NIHR's Centre for Engagement and Dissemination) is a national advisory group that supports greater public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. They offer a large range of information and supporting documents that explain PPI in detail. To find out more please go to the People in Research website

There is a useful glossary of research terms on the Health Research Authority webpage which you can find here

Training for public reviewers of research:

There is a free online course developed by the NIHR that you can access here. There are 3 separate modules covering different topics with each module designed so that it may take 1 - 2h to complete.

Comprehensive resource pack

NIHR ARC South London have brought together a unique collection of resources, found here, that are designed to support involvement in research with the resources being grouped by theme. It is highlighted what the resource is, who it is designed for and a brief summary of what it contains.