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Ideally you should recruit contributors in the same way you would recruit study participants, as your contributors should represent the population you are investigating. Ways of doing this include:

  • Placing adverts and posters in appropriate community and clinical settings to identify interested individuals
  • Contact relevant charities and organisations directly to see if they know of any interested individuals, or can advertise your opportunity to their community.
  • Advertising on disease relevant social media groups is another way you can reach your target audience (Facebook, Twitter, Forums etc.)
  • There is a PPI database created by INOVLVE which allows researchers to advertise opportunities to individuals who are already interested in PPI


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.