How to make your research jump off the page: Co-creation to broaden public engagement in medical research

Nina Finley, Talia H. Swartz, Kevin Cao, Joseph D. Tucker

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Abstract

• Many scientific research manuscripts are intended for other researchers and not the public. However, the public are involved in research as participants, taxpayers, and patients. • We discuss co-creation and how it can be used to enhance medical research. • Co-creation is an iterative, bidirectional collaboration between researchers and laypeople to create knowledge. This process can broaden public engagement in medical research. • Co-creation is related to theories of crowdsourcing, community-based participatory research, citizen science, and participatory action research. • Public online calls for input, crowdsourcing contests, hackathons, and participatory design sessions are all examples of activities to co-create with the public. • Infographics and videos are two tools that can be used to broaden public engagement in medical research.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1003246
JournalPLoS Medicine
Volume17
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2020

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