The Health Research Board (HRB) involved two public reviewers in allocating funding under the Patrick Quinn scheme. Given the condition-specific nature of the available funding, both reviewers were family members/carers of patients with Parkinsons. The public reviewers were engaged from April-June 2019.
Both public reviewers were selected from the Health Research Board’s professional network of contacts. Reviewers worked to agreed terms of reference including a description of their role.