One of our most important strategic objectives for the 2021–2024 funding period is to promote PPI in academic clinical research and implement it in a sustainable manner. We view compensation as one aspect of sustainability in this context, which is why we advocate for financial compensation that is based on the principles of fairness. This demonstrates that the contributions patients and the public make are valuable and appreciated.
To facilitate the compensation of patients and representatives of the public for their research contributions, we have developed a PPI remuneration policy that can be used by clinical research projects in our network. Our SCTO Remuneration Policy for Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Activities also provides guidelines for reimbursing travel and accommodation expenditures.