How should I use the principles and hallmarks?

Last updated on 27 Oct 2023

The principles and hallmarks can be used in different ways depending on who you are.

Research and research teams including public contributors and sponsors

How you use the hallmarks will differ depending on whether you are a sponsor or lead research team, research delivery or clinical delivery team.

You can use the action statements to shape your approach to your research and to help you judge whether you are meeting them in your work. Public contributors can help with this.

The hallmarks can be used to monitor your work and the work of your team throughout the study.

You can build these hallmarks into your research experience surveys and when gathering feedback from participants.

The hallmarks can also be used to share with people to show what they should expect to see in good people-centred research.

People who are invited to take part in research

You can use these hallmarks to help you understand what good research practice looks like.

When you are invited to take part in research you will be given information about the study you are asked to take part in. You can use the hallmarks to check whether the study is right for you. You could share the hallmarks with people in the research team to explain what matters to you.

Share them with your families and friends to help them understand good research.

When you are taking part in a study you can use them to help you communicate with your research team about how you feel the study is going or any areas you would like improve.

Organisations who support people to take part in clinical research

You can use these hallmarks to start conversations with people about clinical research and what they can expect from researchers.

You can use all the infographics in your engagement materials to support you work and relationships.

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