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The SPCR has developed an online resources hub for researchers, as well as for patient and public contributors, combining training and guidance documents.

Below you can also find some quick links to external PPI resources.

Resources Hub

This hub is hosted on Google Drive, and can be accessed online.


Resources for Researchers.

Resources for Patient and Public Contributors.


A list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers is available here.

Quick Links


The Clinical Research Cycle from Making Research Better

GRIPP2: Guidance for reporting patient and public involvement in research (Published in BMJ 2017)

NIHR Research Design Services (RDS) Patient and Public Involvement Resources

Plain English summaries from INVOLVE

INVOLVE PPI Senior Investigators 

NIHR RDS patient and public involvement handbook

INVOLVE - Taking stock of the evidence base for the impact of public
involvement in research: An invoNET round table discussion

James Lind Alliance - The James Lind Alliance (JLA) is a non-profit making initiative established in 2004. It brings patients, carers and clinicians together in Priority Setting Partnerships (PSPs) to identify and prioritise the Top 10 uncertainties, or unanswered questions, about the effects of treatments.

The Scottish Health Council's Participation Toolkit