Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder engagement, a fundamental component of CER, is increasingly recognized by the research community as a means to make research more relevant, transparent, and translatable. Involving stakeholders during every phase of the research process from setting priorities, study design, research implementation and dissemination of results will help to maximize the impact of CER.

Although there is little debate about the value of stakeholder input, work continues to identify the best tools and methods for engaging stakeholders and to evaluate the success of the engagement process.


  • Deverka PA, Lavallee DC, Desai PJ, Esmail LC, Ramsey SD, Veenstra DL, et al. Stakeholder participation in comparative effectiveness research: defining a framework for effective engagement.

View the PCORI Patient and Family Engagement Rubric (pdf).