We know that to increase diversity in and improve access to brain injury research studies there are many steps to take. Key to this is the relationship between the public and researchers, which the MIC is here to support. We are working with researchers to establish ways of engaging both with the public and the MIC. In parallel, we are launching our outreach programme in 2021, which aims to provide support to the public who are interested in taking part in research but do not know what it would entail. The programme is led by Mr James Piercy, who is himself a brain injury survivor with plenty of experience both being involved with and participating on brain injury research studies and panels.
Due to the current climate we will be running these sessions virtually until further notice, with the first session being held on 13 January 2021. If you are interested in attending please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the briefing pack, including our online joining details.
If you know of others that you think might benefit from these sessions, please feel free to share details widely amongst relevant networks/people.