Our peer research services unlock voices that traditional research doesn’t hear.
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Whether it’s finding out how people really feel about specific challenges, such as Brexit or Covid-19, or exploring broader issues facing communities, such as regeneration, health, education or cohesion, our peer research services unlock voices that traditional research just doesn’t get to hear. This can help your organisation develop better solutions and services for the communities you serve.
The Network offers a range of opportunities to engage with peer research projects, either as a peer researcher or as a participant. Explore our current projects to see how you could get involved.
We are exploring experiences of digital exclusion on behalf of the West Midlands Combined Authority, conducting research until March 2022.
The National Lottery Community Fund is funding a Youth-Led Peer Researcher Network, supporting 60 young people across England to put their voices at the heart of future funding decisions.
This £5.2m programme aims to give young people the chance to make their communities safer, fairer places to live. It’s funded by the Youth Endowment Fund, the #iwill Fund, and the Co-op Group.
Voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations around Southampton are invited to express their interest in recruiting peer researchers to explore issues around Covid-19 and support collective action.
We support organisations to develop their staff’s peer research skills, and we co-ordinate local teams of peer researchers. Our comprehensive interactive training curriculum for adults and young people can be delivered both virtually and in-person.
Bespoke peer researcher training
For organisations, delivering training and support for peer researchers to deliver a bespoke project.All training opportunities
Open peer researcher training
For anyone interested in training in peer research or developing their existing skills in the field.Peer research training
In-house 'train the trainer' courses
For organisations wishing to develop their staff’s peer research skills in-house.Get in touch
The Peer Research Network delivers an NCFE-accredited Peer Research Level 2 qualification.Accreditation