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PPI can be used to:

  • Make sure the question you are asking is important to the public
  • Investigate outcomes that are important to those affected
  • Ensure reviews are accessible to people making decisions

This resource from Exeter is useful and gives examples.

INVOLVE have some guidance documents about this.

Cochrane has appointed a Consumer Co-ordinator, who may be helpful in respect of designing PPI into systematic reviews: @RMEngagement


See our resources page for more details.    

See our other FAQs for advice on how to do PPI at different stages and other important things to consider.