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Involvement resources for researchers

Three reseachers in a lab

Our ambition is to transform the lives of people with arthritis whilst continuing to fund ground breaking research.

To achieve this, we've transformed the scope of our research investment and adopted a new approach to funding, including a meaningful integration of patient insight partners  into our funding committees.

People with arthritis are involved in all our internal research activities, and we advocate for the involvement of patients in every stage of the research cycle. To support researchers in their patient and public involvement work, we’ve developed several resources: a PPI handbook for researchers, training workshops, and bespoke support from our research involvement team.

  • Chris Macdonald presenting

    Training and support

    We're pleased to offer a training workshop to help our researchers integrate patient involvement into their research, and are also able to advise groups and organisations on their involvement activites.

  • Researchers at the pain workshop

    Research involvement handbook

    We've developed a handbook to support researchers to integrate meaningful patient and public involvement into their work.

  • Medical professionals looking at important documents

    Stories of involvement

    We know that some of our researchers do great patient and public involvement work, and here you can find a selection of stories highlighting ways that patients have been involved across the whole research spectrum.

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Arthritis Research UK fund research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis. You can support Arthritis Research UK by volunteering, donating or visiting our shops.