The Research Cycle
Ways that you can be involved throughout the research cycle
You can get involved in a whole range of research activities. These include helping to develop research questions, applying for funding and ethical approval, sitting on advisory groups, carrying out the research and disseminating the research findings. This section looks at the different ways you can get involved in the different stages of research.
If you want to get involved you should think about why you want to get involved and what sort of thing you would like to do. You should also think about how much time you have and any experience and skills you might have. You might just want to attend a meeting, for example for project advisory groups, public events, reference groups or workshops. Or you might want to be involved in reviewing papers.
Patient data is also a feature of the research cycle, used by researchers to underpin their research and lead to improvements in health and care.
You can find out more about ways that you can get involved and what sort of things you might be doing by following the links on this page underneath the diagram below.