A Framework to Ensure Patient Partners Have Equal and Contributing Voices Throughout the Research Program Evaluation Process

Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease

Published: November 26, 2020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2054358120970093

David R. Hillier, Mila Tang, William Clark, Cynthia MacDonald, Carol Connolly, Chantal Large, Malcom King, Joel Singer, Adeera Levin, Braden Manns, Ana Konvalinka, James Scholey, Norman D. Rosenblum on Behalf of the Can-SOLVE CKD Network.

Traditionally, peer review was a closed process conducted only by individuals working in the research field. To establish a more integrated and patient-centered approach, one of Canada’s largest kidney research networks (Can-SOLVE CKD) has created a Research Operations Committee (ROC) that includes patients as key members. The ROC represents one way for achieving meaningful patient-oriented research (POR).

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