Consumer involvement in research projects: the activities of research funders.

@article{ODonnell2004ConsumerII,
  title={Consumer involvement in research projects: the activities of research funders.},
  author={M{\'a}ire O'Donnell and Vikki A Entwistle},
  journal={Health policy},
  year={2004},
  volume={69 2},
  pages={229-38}
}
This paper reports findings from a postal questionnaire survey and in-depth interviews with UK funders of health-related research that explored whether, why and how they promote consumer involvement in research projects. Many UK funders of health-related research are adopting a policy of promoting consumer involvement in research projects. Telephone interviews revealed they have several reasons for doing so, and that they vary in the ways they encourage and support researchers to involve… CONTINUE READING