Participant engagement is at the heart of all we do at the Raine Study, so participant involvement is embedded across each of our core functions.
In fact, the Raine Study is a leader in participant engagement and our participants have been heavily involved in our operations and our research since they were young.
We have participants representing both our Gen1 and Gen2 participant groups and each sits on various committees across the organisation, including our UJV Board and all committees.
Leadership of the participant engagement is through the Community Advisory Committee. This committee meets quarterly with the Raine Study team and researchers, and helps guide the future direction of the Raine Study, providing input into issues raised by staff, researchers and our partners.
We also have a broader network of participants who go beyond our core committee who are involved in decision making and individual research projects.