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Lay involvement in research

Researchers can involve people living with or affected by pancreatic cancer throughout all stages of the research process. There is growing evidence that by involving people with lived experience of a particular condition the quality of research can be improved, for example through successful recruitment to trials or increased likelihood of securing grants from research funding organisations.

We involve patients and public at all stages of our research, including setting research funding priorities, inputting into research funding decisions, and attending site visits to hear about progress on active projects.

Our Research Involvement Network

We work with a group of people with lived experience of pancreatic cancer who make up our Research Involvement Network. This includes patients, survivors, carers and family members. Members of the network have all expressed an interest in getting involved in research, providing a unique resource to researchers who wish to involve people in their work.

You can find some other resources and ideas of how to involve people affected by pancreatic cancer in your work by visiting the Public and Patient Involvement section of our Research Hub.

How to access the network

If you would like to contact our network with an involvement opportunity, please complete the researcher application form below. If you have any questions about the network or would like to know more about involvement in pancreatic cancer research, please email us.