Patient and public engagement and involvement (PPIE) learning: training and resources for researchers

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PPI knowledge building

Our PPIE Team is available to support researchers in learning more about PPIE and in developing knowledge and skills in areas such as conversation facilitation and evaluation and surveys. You can contact us at to find out more.

Our Moorfields BRC currently provides an introductory module on PPIE for all core staff at the Moorfields via Insight and all staff at the Institute of Ophthalmology through UCLExtend. This is a free on demand course, you just need to register.

We align all our PPIE to the UK Standards for Public Involvement.

Knowledge building courses

Build your PPI knowledge by taking one of our or our partners courses:


The following resources will help you in planning for PPIE at the earliest stages of your research design and development.

It is important to identify and work with an appropriate cross section of patients and public partners to identify the 'right' research question and to establish an acceptable research design with clear, relevant outcomes. PPIE is most effective when clear expectations are laid out from the outset, when roles and responsibilities are clarified and relevant training and skills development is provided. Budgeting for PPIE at the beginning and building in appropriate reimbursement/recognition for people's expenses, time to take part, skills and experience will help support broader involvement and more equal partnerships.

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