Versus Arthritis Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis
University of Nottingham
Wednesday 30th November 2022 (09:30-11:30)

Writing lay summaries for health research

Run by NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre

An interaction session for health care researchers on communicating your research to a wide audience

About this event

Sessions are free for students and staff from the NIHR, NHS, UK universities, public sector institutions and registered charities based in the UK. Please USE a work-associated work email to register (e.g., etc.). This session is not suitable for researchers from the private sector. Please contact the organiser if you have any further questions.

Being able to describe the complex details of your research project in 'plain english' so that it is accessible to a wide audience is an essential skill for researchers to develop.

Lay or plain english summaries of research are an increasingly important part of many research applications, often the first document that the reviewing panel will read and particularly important where the reviewing panel has a lay reviewer on the selection panel.

Lay summaries can also be useful for disseminating your research to a wide audience, and helping to describe your research to potential participants or stakeholders.

Join us in this short, interactive session to look at what makes a successful lay summary, things to avoid based on feedback from our public contributors and to have a try at producing a lay summary for an example research project.

Attendees have the option to have their lay summaries reviewed by our lay panel after the event.

Please note we work on PPI with adults; what's discussed can relate to all audiences; however, we do not specifically cover PPI with children or young people.