Consumer Register access

Are you an allergy researcher interested in collaborating with consumers?

Consumer engagement register access

Now more than ever, robust research relies on consumer involvement to help make sure you’re answering the right question and addressing the issues that matter most.

Allergy researchers can now apply to be partnered with up to four members of the NACE Consumer Engagement Register to help inform how your research is conducted and translated.

The Register includes 60 people who are living with – or caring for someone with – allergic disease, and remains open to online applications.

The consumers have varying levels of lived experience of drug, food, insect an respiratory allergy and they are eager to collaborate with you.

  • Round 1 applications closed
  • Round 2 applications close 2 August, for review in August
  • Round 3 applications close 18 October, for review in October/November


Types of consumer collaboration

Applicants can request consumer input for time-limited or one-off activities, such as:

  • Feedback on research project design
  • Review of research materials (e.g. Participant Information Consent Forms or brochures)
  • Involvement in focus groups
  • Advice on communicating research findings.

How it works

  • Become a NACE member to apply
  • Complete the online application
  • The NACE pairs you with relevant consumers
  • Project documents are sent to consumers before your virtual meeting
  • Consumers provide oral and written feedback
  • You share the outcome with the consumers and the NACE.

Application fees


Investigator initiated research projects

Flat fee of $A500* per project


Consumer involvement in focus groups

Fees based on requirements


Commercial research projects

Commercial entity fees on application

*2024 fees subject to annual review

For more information about the application process, please email 

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