Take part in research

Whether it’s finding out how people really feel about specific challenges, such as Brexit or Covid-19, or exploring broader issues facing communities, such as regeneration, health, education or cohesion, our peer research services unlock voices that traditional research just doesn’t get to hear. This can help your organisation develop better solutions and services for the communities you serve.

The Network offers a range of opportunities to engage with peer research projects, either as a peer researcher or as a participant. Explore our current projects to see how you could get involved.

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We support organisations to develop their staff’s peer research skills, and we co-ordinate local teams of peer researchers. Our comprehensive interactive training curriculum for adults and young people can be delivered both virtually and in-person.

Bespoke peer researcher training

For organisations, delivering training and support for peer researchers to deliver a bespoke project.

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Open peer researcher training

For anyone interested in training in peer research or developing their existing skills in the field.

Peer research training

In-house 'train the trainer' courses

For organisations wishing to develop their staff’s peer research skills in-house.

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The Peer Research Network delivers an NCFE-accredited Peer Research Level 2 qualification.


To discuss how we can help you, please drop us a line

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