Welcome to the National Standards for Public Involvement in Research website

Over the last eighteen months we, as a UK-wide partnership, have been developing a set of standards and indicators for public involvement in research.

The aim of the standards is 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 national standards and their indicators, resources and downloadable documents in different formats.

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

Next steps

From April 2018 to April 2019, the next stage in developing the standards is to make sure that they work in practice.

Would you be interested in testing out the standards? Find out more in the Test bed section of this website.

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