Patient-Oriented Research Opportunities

Patient-oriented research offers an opportunity to make health research more responsive to the priorities of patients and the health care system.

This page features engagement opportunities in patient-oriented research supported by PVN and the BC SUPPORT Unit. Just choose the ones that interest you and RSVP!

What is Patient-Oriented Research?

Traditionally, patients have mostly been the subjects of health research, or “study participants.” Patient-oriented research is different, as it:

  • Is done in partnership with patients (often as part of the research team!);
  • Answers research questions that matter to patients; and
  • Aims to improve health outcomes and to enhance patients’ experiences by using evidence to inform decisions at all levels in the health care system.

Learn more about patient-oriented research in our Frequently Asked Questions, and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Provincial Opportunities

No current opportunities

Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland Region

Member, Promoting Global Development in Children (0-8) Intervention Study

Creating supportive environments where children grow up and thrive is crucial to the health and wellness of communities. A team from the Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke at l’Université de Sherbrooke in Québec is looking for families from across Canada who are currently facing challenges of income security with minimal access to support services to participate in an advisory committee. Patient partners will be asked to provide input on this important study of interventions to support positive growth and development in children ages 0-8.

Open to: Patient partners from the Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland Region

Deadline: April 28, 2018
Interior Region

Member, Patient Engagement in Research Committee of the BC SUPPORT Unit Interior Centre

Does patient engagement in research interest you? Read more about this exciting opportunity!

Open to: Patient partners in the Interior geographic region


Deadline: Open until filled
Northern Region

No current opportunities

Vancouver Island Region

No current opportunities