Budgeting for involvement: Practical advice on budgeting for actively involving the public in research studies

Cartwright J, Kabir T, Simons L.

This resource was jointly funded by the Mental Health Research Network and INVOLVE, which are funded by and part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). As an NIHR resource, the calculator is in pounds. It highlights important considerations about what might be relevant in any patient-engaged project budget and provides practical advice on how to budget for involving patients, carers and the public in research. It will be helpful for working out the costs of involvement at any stage of the research process – whether that’s a planned focus group in a study underway or putting together an entire budget for a study.

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