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

Parent Advisory Group Member, Perinatal Health Research Program

Are you interested in how new parents and families make choices in pregnancy and childbirth? Join a parent advisory group and brainstorm with researchers about important issues that should be looked at in pregnancy and childbirth research.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley


Deadline: June 5, 2019
Interior Region

No current opportunities

Northern Region

No current opportunities

Vancouver Island Region

No current opportunities