NIHR | Manchester Biomedical Research Centre

Top tips for researchers

Our tips for researchers were devised in collaboration with the BAMER Research Advisory Group (BRAG) to help them reduce health inequalities.

1. Present information about the research clearly and visually:

  • try to use a maximum of five slides.


2. Be clear about why you are coming to the group:

  • what expertise and input are you looking for?
  • can you specify any constraints?


3.    Include information about how your research/topic area is relevant to people from BAME groups and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds:

  • how does the issue affect different communities?
  • what is known already and what is not known?


4.    Consider what research has been done globally:

  • how might such research inform your approach?


5.    Be aware of the role that language and interpretation can play in people’s experiences of health care and research.


6.    Be aware of cultural and religious restrictions, norms that can affect people’s experiences of health care and research.


7.    Feed back to the group six months after meeting:

  • what impact has BRAG input had on your research?