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.

An online toolkit has been developed to guide and support researchers to better involve consumers and community members in their research. It provides a list of useful resources categorised into the following sections to help users navigate through various aspects of consumer and community involvement:

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