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

No current opportunities

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 to give input as a patient partner on the Interior Centre Committee!

Open to: Patient partners in the Interior geographic region

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Deadline: Open until filled
Northern Region

No current opportunities

Vancouver Island Region

No current opportunities