Challenges of Stakeholder Engagement
Engaging stakeholders as partners in research is a new and different way of doing research. Research institutions, researchers, and stakeholders may experience challenges as they implement this novel approach to research. Institutions may need to adapt policies and practices to support stakeholder engagement. Researchers may need to learn new approaches to research. And for many stakeholders, especially those who are patients and family caregivers, collaborating with researchers may be a new experience.
Lessons Learned from Experience
PCORI collects information about the challenges that PCORI-funded study teams experience with engagement and the strategies they use to prevent or address these challenges.
Resources on Addressing Challenges to Engagement
The following provide information and resources for organizers and stakeholders to identify and address common engagement challenges:
- Institutional barriers to stakeholder engagement. Research teams may encounter challenges to engagement at their institutions.
- Individual challenges to stakeholder engagement. Individual researchers and stakeholders may encounter their own challenges when engaging in research.
- Solving common engagement problems. Practical solutions and approaches can address institutional and individual challenges.