Patient Engagement Planning Tool

This template is used to guide the discussion about how patients may be engaged in your research project. Complete this template as early in the project identification phase as possible. Include patients in the creation of this plan if possible. This template may be used throughout the life of project to amend or identify new or additional patient engagement opportunities.

SCPOR Patient-Oriented Research Level of Engagement Tool (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. Each of these criteria is rated on a scale from 1 to 5.