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Making research better

BRAG members are community leaders from Greater Manchester, representing communities with experience of racial inequalities.

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Improve your research with BRAG

Working with the BAME Research Advisory Group

Working with BRAG

The Group exerts strategic influence towards race equity, inclusion and effective community engagement in health research in Greater Manchester.

BRAG is facilitated by Vocal and supports researchers working within the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre, the Clinical Research Facility and other organisations. The group’s priorities are supporting development of research about cancer, respiratory conditions, dermatology, and musculoskeletal conditions. The group also has a strong interest in research about mental health and dementia.

BRAGs priorities include

  • Working in partnership to embed racial equity in research and research involvement
  • Advising on inclusive practice across all elements of research
  • Supporting community engagement in research

BRAG was established in 2019, building on the Community Sandpit a two day event developed and delivered by Vocal in partnership with the Greater Manchester Black and Minority Ethnic Network.

BRAG’s focus is health research in Greater Manchester. If you would like to find out how to work with BRAG, get in touch using the ‘Contact us’ button below. Please also BRAG’s Top Tips for researchers.

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Top tips for researchers

Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Research Advisory Group (BRAG) members outline what they expect from researchers who are attending BRAG...

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Community Sandpit: Innovating health research

A new approach to building relationships between community organisations and health research.