From the beginning of a research project researchers should think about how they are going to monitor and evaluate your involvement and the impact of public involvement throughout the project. This will help for future projects and provide valuable knowledge for other researchers looking to involve members of the public in their work.
You can help to build the evidence base and let others know about what worked well and what didn’t and the impact of public involvement in by:
- making sure information is included in any research reports;
- co-writing information on the impact in journal articles;
- contacting INVOLVE to put an article in our newsletter;
- adding details to the research project database on the INVOLVE website.