Research centres in ADRC Scotland and ADRC Wales have public panels that get involved in individual research projects, and engage in broader policy discussions and decisions across the network.
By finding out what people think about ADRN research and feeding back public views into decision-making and governance processes, we can ensure our work continues to reflect the interests and values of members of the public.
Public Panel Scotland
ADRC Scotland has been actively working with a public panel since 2015. The panel has men and women from all over Scotland, they have recently been:
- Working with researchers to help researchers complete the approvals processes that researchers have to complete to gain access to data
- Working with data controllers in Scotland, in order to help the release of data
- Engaging with researchers in order to develop researchers skills in public engagement
- Contributing to discussions on the uses of crime data research using synthetic data
- The public panel have been actively involved in discussions around developing a network wide policy on the reuse of data.
The panel is continuously learning and developing and provides insight and thoughtful discussion in a difficult complex research area.
Public Panel Wales
ADRC-Wales has a long established Consumer Panel.
Panel members scrutinise and advise on governance systems, public engagement plans, and research practices: to ensure that data are not misused and are kept secure. This ensures ADRN research is conducted appropriately and transparently and for the benefit of patients and the public.
THe ADRC Wales Public Panel currently has 16 members who are involved in all stages of the research cycle, from advising on bids through approval processes (via the independent Information Governance Review Panel) to dissemination.