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Table 4 Training needs identified by researchers and patient and public involvement (PPI) contributors

From: A little more conversation please? Qualitative study of researchers’ and patients’ interview accounts of training for patient and public involvement in clinical trials

  Training for researchers Training for PPI contributors
Training needs reported by researchers • Guidance on how and when to involve PPI contributors • General research methods or design
• How to get the most out of contributors • Role expectations
• What happens in meetings
• What is expected of contributors • Confidence to speak in meetings
• How PPI benefits research  
• Guidance on payment  
Training needs reported by PPI contributors • Avoiding jargon • How PPI and research works
• Role expectations • How ethics and funding works
• How to engage PPI contributors • Being able to ask questions/ confidence to speak up
• Role expectations