This interactive “road map” focuses on patient and public partners on a research team, outlining diverse activities that they could engage in across multiple phases of a health research project.

There is no “correct” or “absolute” way to engage patients and public partners in research; however, there are many different options and opportunities for patients to meaningfully be engaged and make a difference.

The road map below allows you to explore the stages of a research study, and to consider the many ways in which patient and public engagement on a health research team could occur.

Note: For the best visual experience, we recommend that you use a desktop computer for this online tool.

We welcome your initial comments and feedback.

This interactive tool is an evolving project. Please feel free to provide your comments and recommendations to

Related Links


  1. A Journey Through Public & Patient Engagement in Health Research: A Road Map

Acknowledgements & Guiding Principles

BC AHSN acknowledges that our Hub offices are located within the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (TsleilWaututh) Nations.
Learn more about our organization by reading our Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Statement as well as our Sexual & Gender Diversity Statement, in which we speak on our beliefs in embracing diversity. We recognize that our health care and academic systems contain systemic inequities, and we aim to help remove these.