Onboarding Experience Project
Position type: Patient Participant
Number of positions available: Multiple
Organization: SPOR National Training Entity, SPOR Evidence Alliance and Catalyst -YMH
Role overview: This project aims to examine the experiences of onboarding processes in patient-oriented research from the viewpoint of all participants (patient partners, research assistants, students, research professionals and administrators). The goal is to access the collective experiential learning of onboarding within health research teams, with a view of developing a generic Onboarding Guidelines for Patient Oriented Research.
Knowledge, experience, skills required: The participants are a members of a research team that have started a Patient Oriented Research project over the past year.
1. Introductory meeting that we would hold with you, (1.5-2 hours), participants and facilitators will get to know each other, set goals and working parameters, establish roles and responsibilities as well as set the expectations for the 10-hour conversation activity. This initial session is key to creating a safe and comfortable environment.
2. Hold 10-hour conversations with participating team members. This can be accomplished in a variety of arrangements ranging from day sessions to 3-hour sessions – held consecutively or spread out over a few weeks, according to each team’s availabilities, capacities, and flexibility. The discussion sessions will range from 90 minutes up to 3 hours and will aim to create a safe space where participants will share their experiences about what it was like to be onboarded. All conversations will be videorecorded and could be played back during subsequent session for further reflection and discussion by participants.
3. Key points from the videos discussed during the multiple discussions will be discussed with the team and subsequently analyzed by our Core Team. We will present these results back to the research teams – in a member checking exercise to ensure validity of the guidelines.
What you can expect from the research team: If the participating research team does not have funds to support honoraria, this project will support honoraria.
Supports available to participate: Honoraria
Submission of interest deadline: December 22, 2023
Contact name: Yvonne Pelling
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: XXX-XXX-XXXX