Achieving patient-led research

Researchers are often keen to learn from the people who their work could help, but knowledge gaps and power dynamics on both sides can make it seem like an insurmountable task.

In this collection, we look at ways patients, communities and researchers have found innovative ways to work together and break down barriers. People with lived experience of disease offer advice to improve co-production of knowledge with patient partners, we explore the growing influence of patient representatives and patient groups on research policy and learn how an international group of scientists are learning how to make their research equitable from local communities around the world.