Consumer and Community Involvement


The involvement of consumers and community members in health and medical research benefits the quality and direction of research. Consumers and community members also have a right and responsibility to be involved in research that may impact their health and wellbeing.

NSWRHP aims to ensure that the expertise of people with lived experiences of health conditions, and the use of associated health services, is drawn upon in the conceptualisation, design, implementation and translation of health research. The purpose of consumer involvement in research translation is to develop more relevant, responsive and effective health services.

Online resources are available to guide and support researchers to better involve consumers and community members in their research. They are categorised into the sections below to help users navigate through various aspects of consumer and community involvement.


Are you a researcher?

Would you like guidance on how to involve consumers in your health research project?

1. Local Consumer Registers or Committees

2. Tools for Consumer Involvement

3. Plain Language Resources

4. Consumer Advocates, Networks and Professional Organisations

5. Videos Demonstrating Consumer Involvement

6. Publications and Reports on Consumer Involvement in Research