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PPI training

*Due to the current UK situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be holding all scheduled workshops online*

The BRC runs a programme of regular workshops for researchers at UCL Partner organisations on patient and public involvement (PPI) in research.

The award-winning sessions build up researchers’ skills in involving lay people in activities including setting research priorities and designing protocols.

Attendees get career points as workshops are included in UCL’s Doctoral Skills Development Programme. Workshops are supported by the Wellcome Trust.

How to book

Check the schedule of workshops below, then email ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk stating all of the following:

  • name of workshop
  • date of workshop
  • your name
  • job title and organisation
  • your departmental budget code

Workshops are free for staff at UCL and UCLPartners organisations, though we reserve the right to charge a £50 non-attendance fee if you don’t let us know 24 hours before the workshop that you won’t be attending.

Due to the limited spaces available, there will be an attendance fee for staff not based at UCL or one of our UCLPartners organisations.

The costs of attending the workshops as a non-member of UCL Partners are as follows:

  • For industry and for-profit organisations: £60 per workshop (£80 if two or more are booked together)
  • For non-profit organisations: £30 per workshop (£45 if two or more are booked together)


Intro to PPI: what can PPI do for you?

This session is for anyone new to PPI. Learn what patient and public involvement is all about, and how it can help your research. Pick up some of the basics of incorporating patient involvement into your work.

23 July 2020 – 1:30pm – 3:30pm

30 July 2020 – 10:00am – 12.00pm

How to fill in the PPI section of grant form

This session is for anyone struggling to work PPI into their funding applications. Learn what funders are looking for, and at what stage of applying for funding you should be seeking patient input.

20 May 2020 – 10:00am – 12:00pm

30 July 2020 – 1.30pm – 3.30pm

How to find patient partners, and keep them involved​

This session is for anyone looking to involve patients in their research. Learn where to go to find people who will get involved, and how to help them remain engaged.

28 July 2020 – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Facilitation: how to get the most out of your PPI activities

This session is for anyone looking to run workshops of focus groups. Learn how to get the most out of your meetings.

13 May 2020 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

28 July 2020 – 2:00pm – 4.00pm