Engaging consumers in the research cycle has become best practice worldwide.
What do we offer?
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) promotes consumer engagement in research.
Health Issues Centre offers a full-day workshop that will teach consumers and community members the key definitions in research, types of research and study designs and provide them with practical tips to participate in the research cycle as consumer representatives. Participants will be able to engage with a research team to set up research agendas that are relevant to consumers.
This workshop will cover:
Background, definitions and principles of consumer engagement
The NHMRC statement on consumer involvement in research
The role of consumers in the research cycle; types of research
Barriers to consumer engagement
How to work effectively as a consumer in a research team
We encourage consumers and board members to seek funding from their health service to cover the cost of this training.
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