If you are invited to join an advisory panel or research team at a research institute, you might do things such as:

    • working with practitioners and scientists to identify research priorities;
    • providing the consumer perspective on research funding applications or applications for permission to conduct a study that researchers must make to an ethics committee;
    • reviewing draft information sheets and questionnaires to make sure they are easy to understand. In this role, you should be invited to attend regular update presentations on the institute’s research and contribute feedback from an objective viewpoint.