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

Member, Promoting Ethical Design of Clinical Trials Working Group

Randomized controlled trials are a great way to research policy and health service delivery but can be very complicated. There are many ways that people can become involved in research and many questions about how best to obtain consent from participants and how their data should be managed. Come join a working group to help guide researchers develop better ways of balancing the needs of researchers, ethics board members and research participants in doing clinical research that improves health care.

Open to: Patient partners across the province
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Deadline: August 6, 2019
Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland Region

Patient Partner, Fraser Health Trauma Network Research Priorities Working Group

Traumatic injury is something that we do not plan for. You never know when you will be faced with such an injury and a potential long road to recovery. Are you one of the thousands of patients and/or families that have received or had loved one receive care with Abbotsford Regional Hospital or Royal Columbian Hospital’s Trauma Services? If so, Fraser Health Trauma Network is seeking two patient partners to help determine priorities for research and injury prevention activities.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health Communities
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Deadline: July 29, 2019
Interior Region

No current opportunities

Northern Region

No current opportunities

Vancouver Island Region

No current opportunities