Training for involvement and engagement

Some might be familiar with patient and public involvement and engagement, for others it might be a completely new experience.  There is considerable support and training available online.  An overview of various helpful guides and toolkits can be found in the PPIE repository.  Below you will find a diverse selection of online and recorded training that will help you in your involvement and engagement journey.

There are also many organisations that arrange training in public involvement and engagement, both online and in person.  Your host university might organise these, so make sure to look for it on your intranet.  Additionally, the NIHR HPRU EZI will provide training in the field, if you have any specific needs or ideas for training, please contact the team at  The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement has an overview of organisations that provide training and deliver their own.  The Twitter page of @NIHRinvolvement also regularly promotes training opportunities in patient and public involvement.  A final website to keep an eye on is the "Learning For Involvement" website.


Recorded and online training

How to implement a virtual programme for Patient and Public Involvement
Delivered by: NIHR School for Primary Care Research & NIHR Academy

Patient and public involvement in research: What, why and how?
Delivered by: International PPI Network

Evaluating online engagement
Delivered by: Jamie Gallagher

Building trust and sharing power for co-creation in Aboriginal health research
Delivered by: International PPI Network

Involving People: A learning resource for systematic review authors
Delivered by: Cochrane Training

A Map of Resources for Co-producing Research in Health and Social Science
Delivered by: NIHR -Applied Research Collaboration West

Talking Science: An Introduction to Science Communication
Delivered by: Greg Foot

Achieving public dialogue
Delivered by: The Open University

Science and society: A career and professional development course
Delivered by: The Open University

Data tree - research data management and stakeholder engagement
Delivered by: NERC

Presenting on the virtual stage
Delivered by: NIHR Academy