Opportunity details

Public Research Partner for MRC Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) in Trials Methodology

We are looking to find a public research partner to serve as a member of the Leadership Team.

Link to organisation:


Full description:

. The role of the public research partner will be:
• To help us ensure our training programme takes account of the public perspective in clinical trials
• To advise on public engagement activities that students may become involved with
• To identify areas in our programme which may benefit from greater consideration of the public perspective.

The Leadership Team meets in person approximately every three months, and also meets with an independent Advisory Group annually.

Date from

5th May 2022

Date to

24th May 2022


Trials and Methodology Research Partnership

The TMRP brings together organisations from the UK and Ireland working in trials and trials methodology research. The Partnership is funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).


Public Partner_MRC DTP Leadership Team_Job Description.docx



Health services and health delivery


UK wide

Involvement type:

All of research

What support is offered?

Induction and ongoing support for this role will be provided by Kerrie McGiveron (our DTP manager), and the DTP Lead, Professor Paula Williamson. We will encourage feedback on how the role holder is enjoying their involvement, which aspects they are they particularly enjoying and why, and importantly what could be done to improve anything.


A payment of £75 per meeting will be offered, to cover the public research partner’s time at the meeting (typically 2 hours), meeting preparation time (typically 1 hour), and any other associated costs e.g. printing. If the partner attends in person, payment for reasonable travel time will also be given at a rate of £20 per hour. If there are any activities outside attendance at meetings (e.g. review of documentation for things other than the meetings, or responding to any emails between meetings), payment will be given at a rate of £20 per hour. Payment will be made following submission of the claim form we will provide. Payment can also be in the form of shopping vouchers if preferred.


If the partner attends a meeting in person, all reasonable out of pocket expenses incurred through the patient research partner’s involvement in MRC DTP related activities will be covered, e.g. travelling by second class rail, etc. Refreshments will be provided at all meetings.

Can the work be done from home?


Suitable for a beginner?


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