Finding people to discuss ideas with
DRNS can work with you to set up a meeting with a range of people who might help you to flesh out your idea. DRNS can put out a general invitation for interested network members to attend a meeting via our newsletter and networks. You would normally hold further meetings with your study team to scope ideas into a bid.
Finding people with special skillsets
DRNS can suggest people who might be useful collaborators, particularly if you do not have people with a particular skillset available to you. This may include helping you to access lived experience networks so that you can develop and cost a PPI component into your bid.
DRNS can provide prices for the DRNS team to be costed into a funded study so that we can use our skills to work with lived experience groups, coordinating their involvement through meetings, supporting peer researchers, and offering training.
DRNS can help you to look for funding sources. However, you should note that studies which are an evaluation of services are generally funded by the service itself.
Helping to involve people and tell them about your study
DRNS can provide prices for the DRNS team to be costed into a funded study so that we can use our skills to help you to run sessions or events with stakeholders during or after the study.
DRNS can promote your study through our networks and members’ newsletter. This is intended to help study teams recruit participants, share information or disseminate findings.