Toolkits and techniques


INVOLVE - a national advisory group funded by the National Institute for Health Research to support public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research published guidance on following the key principles of co-producing to a research project – which can be accessed here.

The NIHR have produced a map of resources for co-producing research in health and social care, including signposting to techniques and toolkits, advice on ethical considerations, research methods, evaluation and collaboration across different groups, giving regard to the Covid-19 context. This resource can be accessed here

The NHS and coalition for collaborative care have developed a model for co-production to set out how to bring about a culture of co-production and how to do it. This resource can be accessed here.

The Centre for Society and Mental Health and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London have launched a free online course: “Research Methods: A practical guide to Peer and Community Research”, which can be accessed here.

Ageing Better developed a co-production toolkit based on the Big Lottery funded Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better programme which provides an introduction to co-production, good practice case studies, and advice on carrying out coproduction across different settings. The toolkit can be accessed here, and there is an accompanying YouTube channel.

The Healthy Lifespan Institute ran a workshop to introduce participants to some key tools and techniques for co-production and provided practical examples of how these can be applied in the conduct of research. Slides from the workshop can be found here