Microsite on patient partnership in research: interactive tour, resources and testimonials

What can you expect as a patient or citizen when you become a research partner? This microsite explains!

Are you planning to act as a patient partner in a research project? Are you a member of a research team who would like to inform patients, caregivers or members of the public who would like to become involved as a research partner about what it means to be a partner, and give concrete examples of what their involvement could look like? Take a look at the following microsite! You’ll even find testimonials from several patients and researchers working in partnership.

This tool has been produced by the partnership branch of the Université de Sherbrooke SSA-RUISSS team. It is bilingual: simply switch from one language to the other by clicking on the link in the top right-hand corner of the screen.


The authors of this microsite are members of the partnership branch of the Université de Sherbrooke SSA-RUISSS team of the Unité de soutien SSA Québec :

  • Isabelle Wilson, Coordinator
  • Marie-Eve Poitras, Scientific Representative
  • Matthew Garriss, Patient Partner Representative

In collaboration with

  • Nathalie Delli-Colli, professor, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Jeannine Foisy, peer researcher, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Matilde Juarez, citizen co-researcher, La Jarnigoine
  • Louis Lavoie, patient partner, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Iris Le Sieur, patient partner, Université de Sherbrooke 
  • Miguel Paniagua, citizen co-researcher, La Jarnigoine
  • Marie-Dominique Poirier, patient partner, Passerelle


We would like to thank Marie Bernatchez for the web design, as well as Professor Christina St-Onge and the CEPPP for the illustrations of some of the characters used to enhance this microsite, and Donna Riley for translation services.

  • Equity, diversity, inclusion, sex and gender
  • Patient-Public-Organizational Partnership
  • Skills development, training and mentoring