Service User Research Enterprise (SURE) Research tools
SURE Clinic: Involving Service Users in Research
SURE team members run a clinic for colleagues at the IoPPN who want advice on how best to involve service users in their research. We are based at the David Goldberg Centre.
For more information, or to make an appointment, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the Business Support Administrator on 020 7848 0047.
For more information on SURE and its work, please email Professor Diana Rose, SURE Co-director.
Resourcing Service User Involvement in Research
If you are wondering how to make contact with service users who might be interested in getting involved with your research - or how to compensate your collaborators for their time - a number of resources are available. The SLaM Involvement Register allows researchers to advertise opportunities for involvement. The NIHR's INVOLVE website contains a wealth of resoureces relation to involvement, as well as a handy guide to budgeting for involvement and a cost calculator. For service user groups in South London, please see our map.
Online Research Learning for Service Users and Service User Groups
SURE have created an online resource so that service users and their organisations can learn research skills and be enabled to do their own research. It draws on teaching resources that SURE members of staff have used in the past and was developed in conjunction with Maudsley Learning and the Ortus Centre. There is a parallel course in research skills for front-line staff at the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.