Help us choose what research to fund

Monday 25 March 2013

We believe in the power of research to save lives, prevent stroke and ensure people make the best recovery they can. We are committed to involving stroke survivors and their families and carers in our research activities.

What is the Service User Review Panel?

When we receive grant applications from researchers, they are evaluated by a committee of stroke experts and stroke survivors to determine which are of suitable quality and importance to be funded. Once the most promising applications have been selected by the committee they are sent out for review by our Service User Review Panel.

By including stroke survivors, family members and carers in the decision process, we ensure that the research we fund will be of potential benefit to the people we are trying to help.

What does it involve?

Panel members are asked to review grant applications twice a year, in June and November. The most promising applications are sent to panel members by email. They fill in a review form for each application and rank them  from highest to lowest priority for funding.

Are you eligible?

We are looking for stroke survivors, family members and carers to join our Service User Review Panel. Members must have a personal link to stroke and an interest in research. You don’t need to have a scientific or medical background to sit on the panel as all applications and documentation will be written in a ‘plain English’ format.

To find out more about the panel please download the role decription.


We are not currently recruiting for the Service User Review Panel. If you would like us to let you know next time we have a recruitment round please email

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