In this document, the Research Action for Health Network (REACHnet) Clinical Research Network (CRN) describes the roles and scope of a patient- partner consultant. This resource can be used by researchers and other stakeholder groups seeking to hire or contract with a patient partner to review and evaluate projects for patient-centeredness, participate in communication initiatives, prioritize research topics, and partake in other activities to improve stakeholders’ capacity to conduct patient-centered research.

REACHnet is a Network Partner in PCORnet®, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network. PCORnet has been developed with funding from PCORI.

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