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What does your Voice Committee do?

The purpose of the Voice Committee is to ensure that people with M.E. are an inherent part of decision-making about research projects that we do and don’t fund.

Along with people with M.E. and carers, the committee includes clinicians and healthcare practitioners not currently active in research.

Voice Committee members are volunteers with a keen interest in research, health and/or consumer-related issues, who have a broad and balanced understanding of M.E. and the experiences of those living with the condition.

The committee scrutinises, from a stakeholder (patient and clinician) perspective, applications for research funding and advises our Scientific Advisory Panel and Board of Trustees on their importance and relevance.

A full person specification for the role, and the part the Committee plays in deciding what research we invest in, is set out in our Research funding assessment process.