Over the past few months, the Patient Advisory Network team has been working on a refresh for the INSPIRE Research Portal, with the support of the University of Washington Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) Community Engagement Program (grant number UL1 TR002319). We have added nearly 40 resources to support patient-research partnerships and updated the search functions to include more categories to make it easier to find what you are looking for. Visit the INSPIRE Portal today, to find tools and resources to support your research partnerships! The Portal houses resources across a variety of topics, from increasing diversity in research partnerships, to research methods introductions and tutorials, to frameworks for setting up partnerships – and so much more!
The INSPIRE Research Portal is an online library of resources designed for patients and researchers partnering in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR). The Portal was launched in 2017, through an engagement award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and is supported currently through the Patient Advisory Network’s partnership with the ITHS Community Engagement Program. The INSPIRE Portal exists to provide one-stop open access to existing tools and resources to support PCOR partnerships and to support efficiency in research by reducing the redundant development and use of similar resources by individual teams to support their own respective work. The Portal offers the ability for users to submit resources for inclusion that their teams have developed or that they have found useful in their own. Users can also submit reviews of resources on the Portal that they have used, providing insight to others as to the best use for specific resources.
Have you developed resources to support partnerships in your research? Have you come across a resource that was helpful in supporting your research partnerships? Submit them for inclusion in the INSPIRE Research Portal, or submit a review of resources that are already listed in the Portal, to help others know how they can be used (account creation required).