#INVOLVE2014 is the perfect place for you to start using social media in public involvement: top tips

Monday saw INVOLVE publish its long awaited guidelines on using social media as part of active public involvement in research. And excellent they are too since they were put together with your help.

You can find the full document here:
http://www.invo.org.uk/posttypepublication/guidance-on-the-use-of-social-media/

And nine examples of how social media has been used in public involvement here;
http://www.invo.org.uk/resource-centre/examples/examples-of-projects-using-social-media-for-public-involvement/

As for the top tips here they are:
1. Keep it simple
2. Start slowly and build relationships
3. Make it interesting
4. Allow plenty of time and be flexible in your approach
5. Set limits and establish ground rules
6. Be responsive
7. Use social media alongside other forms of involvement

Whether you are at the INVOLVE Conference or not, what better time to start using social media…just remember to use the hashtag – #INVOLVE2014

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