These are a range of resources that have been developed to assist members of the public, patients and carers involved in clinical research activity to appraise research and assess research proposals.  First there is a Critical Thinking Checklist, piloted with members of the Thames Valley Diabetes Research Network; an Overview of Clinical Research, and finally an Outline of how a published research paper is usually structured.

Most of them have been co produced with members of the public and research professionals over a number of years; there are too many to thank here but Bernard Gudgin, Gill Gyte, Phyll Buchanen, and Amanda Burls are, and remain great collaborators!