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Making your research inclusive

BRAG makes sure that the needs and experiences of people from BAME communities are taken into account by health researchers.

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We are not hard to reach, we are here, we are visible

Ehinor Otaigbe-Amedu, invites researchers to work in partnership

Working with BRAG

BRAG supports researchers working within the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre, the Clinical Research Facility and other partners. 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.

The group meets regularly and

  • gives researchers advice from BAME perspectives;
  • provides context and suggestions to ensure that health research is meaningful to people from BAME communities;
  • champions health research in communities.

BRAG grew out of a partnership between Vocal and Greater Manchester BME Network Community Sandpit. The group has also worked with the Vocal to co-produce training sessions about inclusive research.

If you’re a researcher and 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

BAME Research Advisory Group members outline what they expect from researchers who are attending BRAG meetings for advice

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