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Patient-Oriented Research Team Member, Implementing a Hands-On Methods-Based Research Study

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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across the province

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We are seeking patient partners to help improve patient outcomes and health care practice through their involvement in a hands-on research study examining how “overview of reviews” are conducted. They will be leaders in the study, make decisions with the team at every stage of the research and having a hands-on role in conducting the study, which starts in May 2020. Make a difference and learn about how to conduct research!

Open to: Patient partners across the province

Lead Organization or Department

UBC - Cochrane Collaboration


The aim of this research is to provide patients, clinicians, knowledge users and researchers with the tools needed to assess the validity of "overview of reviews" which will improve patient outcomes and healthcare practice. It is envisioned that partner roles will involve co-development of the research - i.e. articulating experiences, preferences, or insights to inform decisions or solutions arising from the research, as well as taking part in conducting the research. For example, working with students to screen, collect and present the results of the data. Including patient partners in the process of the research and hands on work on the projects such as discussion on data content and collection approach, can improve these design elements.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.


A passion for learning about how high quality research is conducted. Some familiarity with how to conduct research, or familiarity with systematic reviews, or having participated in a research study would be an asset. Hands-on experience conducting a research study would be an asset.


Vacancies: 2 Location, date, time and frequency: The study will start in May 2020 and we expect to have regular monthly meetings with all team members. We will also be conducting capacity building activities such as workshops on how to assess the risk of bias of a systematic reviews, and how to conduct high quality methods research at the beginning of the study and throughout the life of the research. Connection method: In-person or tele/video communication Commitment: Over a year


We will be able to reimburse for travel expenses to and from meetings. This study is part of an application for a POR Fellowship Grant, and if the grant is not successful, the study will not be conducted. The grant covers travel expenses for patient partners.


This study is part of an application for a POR Fellowship Grant. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team of professors, other patient partners, decision makers, graduate students, and researchers. This study does not focus on one clinical condition but aims to make research of higher quality by developing tools to assess risks related to error and bias being introduced into the study design. Through this research, you will be helping to make the health system stronger by providing tools for more rigorous clinical research.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Jacquelyne Foidart
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Thompson Cariboo and Kootenays

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