Welcome to the UK Standards for Public Involvement in Research website

We are a UK-wide partnership working on developing and testing a set of national standards for public involvement in research.

The standards aim to improve the quality and consistency of public involvement in research.

Find out more by watching this short video or clicking on the links below.

Find out more about:

The standards: the six UK standards and their indicators, resources and downloadable documents in different formats.

Putting the standards into practice: find out more about the 2018-19 piloting phase in the pilot sites Test bed section of this website.

Project background: The development of the standards, including feedback gathered from a public consultation carried out in 2017.

Next steps

From April 2019 to December 2019, we will be learning from and using the experience of the standards pilots to finalise the standards, ready for roll out in autumn 2019.

Contact us

If you have any issues navigating the site or would like to contact us:

  • Patient and Public Involvement Team, NIHR Central Commissioning Facility

E: ccfppi@nihr.ac.uk T: 020 8843 8041

  • Public Involvement and Engagement Team, Health and Care Research Wales

E: research-involvement@wales.nhs.uk T: 02920 230457