The Consumer Involvement and Engagement Toolkit was developed by ACTA in collaboration with CT:IQ and a working group of consumers, researchers and research organisations to improve knowledge and provide useful resources for consumer involvement and engagement at all stages of clinical trials.
Through the use of an interactive map, the Toolkit helps users to plan, deliver, evaluate and report consumer and community involvement and engagement activities.
The Toolkit’s focus is clinical trials, however, much of the content is relevant to other types of health research.
The Toolkit contains a small but growing collection of dedicated resources for consumers and the community, that provide insights into what it means to become ‘involved’ in research and to increase awareness around the role and value of clinical trials.
As a platform for the sharing of information and tools, the Toolkit aims to improve public awareness and understanding of clinical trials so that consumers and the community are better equipped to influence the clinical trial agenda.
We have worked with Australian and international organisations committed to patient-centred research to share key learnings and ideas. Collaboration accelerates the development of resources for consumer involvement and creates savings through the use and adaptation of existing resources.