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

Lay Research Panel Member, E-Learning for Caregivers of Older Adults with Hip Fracture

Caregivers need help too! Use your personal experience with using technology and/or caregiving as a member of a University of British Columbia research team working to test an online education (e-learning) program for care of older adults with hip fractures.

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

Deadline: September 20, 2019

Patient Partner, Personalized Mental Health for Seniors: Working Together to Improve Quality of Life Working Group

Use of technology has the power to support you in keeping healthy, both mentally and physically. Researchers at Simon Fraser University are seeking two technology savvy seniors to work with them as they create a personalized mental health risk assessment system.

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

Deadline: September 27, 2019
Interior Region

No current opportunities

Northern Region

No current opportunities

Vancouver Island Region

No current opportunities