We invite requests from all UK based stroke researchers. However, support will be dependent on capacity, alignment with the Stroke Priority Setting Partnership priority areas and alignment with the NIHR definition of involvement as an active partnership that influences and shapes research
We may prioritise assistance where the Stroke Association is either funding the research/researcher or where a funding application will be submitted to the Stroke Association or a co-funded partnership.
Where we are unable to support requests we will always offer a meeting with our Research Involvement Lead to help identify other routes for recruiting to involvement.
SViR Requests Process
- Once you return your completed form we aim to send confirmation of receipt and next steps within 5 working days.
- If approved, we will arrange a meeting to discuss your information, explain the process and confirm an advert to go to the network.
- We will then contact members of Stroke Voices in Research with details of the request, giving them two weeks to reply.
- You will receive a spreadsheet of interested members’ details once this period is over and we will have a ‘hand-over’ meeting to discuss reporting, next steps and whether you would like any further support.
- You will then be able to contact members directly to arrange the involvement. You will need to give members at least two weeks notice of any activity.
- Please keep us informed of meeting dates, we may ask to observe these and may be able to support facilitation where requested. Our Research Involvement Lead can provide advice and support if needed.
- You will need to feed back to members after activity to thank them for their involvement and summarise outputs from their involvement. We will ask for some basic evaluation and you might want to conduct further evaluation and/or ask for feedback yourself.
You will be asked for more comprehensive feedback at the end of the project and may be asked to join a SViR Meet-up of all our members to present on your experience.
The Stroke Association invite requests from all UK based stroke researchers. However, support will be dependent on our capacity, requests' alignment with our definition of involvement and with the results of the Stroke Priority Setting Partnership.
Where requests do go through the network we will endeavour to find a suitable individual to be involved in your research, but this is very much dependant on availability and individual suitability.
We cannot guarantee that we will be able to propose suitable candidates in all circumstances, nor can we guarantee that we will be able to support each request received. We will endeavour to respond in a timely manner and, during times of high demand, we will operate on a first-come-first-served basis.