On 30 May, members of the eBRAIN-Health Public and Patient Advisory Group, Lilo (Germany), José (Spain), Fernando (Spain), Eileen (UK) and Julie (UK), met online for their third consultation about the project. The meeting was facilitated by Daphné Lamirel (Project Officer) and also attended by Dianne Gove (Director for Projects) and France Nivelle (from eBRAINS). The discussions centred around addressing the critical challenge of effective public communication. The group provided valuable perspectives and ideas regarding how researchers should go about communicating about the eBRAIN-Health project to the general public in a way that is accessible and does not promote fear or false hopes. Members gave recommendations surrounding the use types of pictures, videos and diagrams. The consultation also explored the public figures and other experts that the public tends to trust when it comes to information about healthcare research.
The eBRAIN-Health Public and Patient Advisory Group members gather online for their third consultation about the project!