Call for participation - Patient reviewers to review MOHLTC's 2018/19 Health System Research Fund research proposals

The Opportunity

MOHLTC is looking for patient reviewers to review research proposals that were submitted to the 2018/19 HSRF Targeted Call for Patient-Oriented Research in Mental Health and Addictions.

Expectations

We are looking for 12 reviewers to:

  • Review 4-6 Full Research Applications: 
    • Provide feedback related to relevance and impact on people with lived experience and their families.
    • Provide feedback on the plan to engage patients throughout the research project.
  • Participate in a two-day review panel meeting in Toronto to:
    • Share your review scores and comments with the committee (other scientific and knowledge user reviewers)
    • Contribute to the final score and ranking of the applications. The meeting will be approximately 8 hours per day.

If you would like to participate, but are unable to attend a two-day in-person meeting, please let us know and we may be able to accommodate you.


Activity

Date

Patient Review Panel Orientation

 (teleconference & in person)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

 

Assignment of applications to reviewers

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Deadline for completing reviews

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Review Panel Meeting

Thursday, May 3 & Friday, May 4, 2018 (in Toronto)

Project Background

  • The ministry launched the 2018/19 HSRF Targeted Call for Patient-Oriented Research in Mental Health and Addictions on January 17th and applications are due on March 14, 2018.
  • The Health System Research Fund supports health systems/services and population health research and offers a range of funding opportunities to researchers and teams across the province.
  • The purpose of the research call is to build mental health and addictions research capacity and expertise in Ontario aligned with ministry priorities and priorities of those working in the mental health and addictions field.
  • Funding will be awarded to applicants through a competitive process, based on knowledge user review for relevance and potential impact, scientific review for scientific excellence, and patient review for relevance to and inclusion of people with lived experience.
  • Patient-oriented research refers to a type of research that works closely with patients as partners, focuses on patient-identified priorities and aims to improve patient outcomes.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Health System Research Fund  Program supports health systems/services and population health research and offers a range of funding opportunities to researchers and teams across the province.

Getting involved

If you are interested in being a patient reviewer for the ministry’s Call for Patient-Oriented Research in Mental Health and Addictions, please email lisa [dot] brown2 [at] ontario [dot] ca by 5 PM on March 13. Please include your first and last name, full mailing address and phone number.

How will you support the involvement of advisors?

The Research Planning and Management Unit will provide a training session on how to be a patient reviewer of research grant proposals.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the review panel meeting.

Travel and accommodation will be provided in line with the Ontario Travel, Meal and Hospitality Directive for out of town reviewers. Support will be provided to those who travel to the two day review meeting.

Questions

Lisa Brown, Research & Planning Analyst

416 326 0289   | lisa [dot] brown2 [at] ontario [dot] ca

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Strategic Policy and Planning Division

Research, Analysis and Evaluation Branch

Research Planning and Management Unit