Who should you involve and how?
Key groups normally included in CEI are patients, carers and vulnerable groups. Community leaders, non-governmental and civil society organisations, faith groups, service commissioners and providers, and policy and law makers are examples of other types of stakeholders.
There is no standard model for CEI. Applicants should demonstrate that their CEI approach is appropriate and effective in the local context and for their study design, and that those in the community who are most affected are empowered to contribute towards decision-making.
Once research funding has been awarded, CEI activities are monitored for the duration of the research and are included in our final overall impact assessment at the end of the study.