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What are Methods Clusters? Methods Clusters are the ‘science’ pillar of the BC SUPPORT Unit. The mandate of the clusters is to advance the evidence-base of the scientific methods used within the areas listed above by fostering a community of methodologists to undertake projects within the context of patient-oriented research.
Methods Clusters roles and characteristics:
- Provide methodology support and development
- Be directed by leading scientific experts who will connect people from across the province to create virtual clusters or communities of practice
- Enhance the application of specific methods in patient-oriented research by providing support and advice, fostering methodological innovation and advancement, and enabling collaboration with national and international colleagues
Methods Clusters proposed in our business plan:
- Real-world clinical trials
- Mixed methods research
- Outcomes and experience measurement in patient-oriented research
- Health economics and simulation modelling
- Evidence reviews and syntheses
- Knowledge translation and implementation science
- Data sciences
Additional Methods Cluster:
- Patient engagement