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Writing a grant that incorporates patient involvement? Check-out the Patient-Oriented Research Level of Engagement Tool (marking rubric) generated by the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR).

Download the SCPOR Patient-Oriented Research Level of Engagement Tool (PORLET) at: https://www.scpor.ca/porlet

The SCPOR Patient-Oriented Research Level of Engagement Tool measures the degree to which a project meets the definition of patient-oriented
research described by the CIHR Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR). The tool utilizes five criteria which have been adopted from SPOR
published documents. These criteria are:

  • patients are partners,
  • patient identified priorities,
  • outcomes important to patients,
  • team is multidisciplinary,
  • and aims to integrate knowledge into practice.

The rubric breaks each of these five criteria into a marking scale of 1-5 and give descriptions for each score, allowing the researcher (or grant reviewer) to assess the level of patient-orientated research described in the grant.

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