The QUEST center acknowledges the importance of engaging stakeholders as partners in research. As part of our portfolio, we conduct meta-research on stakeholder engagement to better understand what works and why in engagement activities. As so far efforts to engage stakeholders in Germany are low, we furthermore aim to bring together different actors to develop a road map to strengthen patient and stakeholder engagement in health research. We also plan to offer training courses and project-specific consultations for those planning to involve stakeholders in their research projects.
Stakeholder Engagement in Biomedical Research
This project aims at examining conceptual, structural and normative questions of engaging stakeholders as partners in planning, conducting and evaluating diverse research projects in biomedicine. The aim is to develop practice-oriented recommendations for implementation of engagement activities in biomedical research based on fundamental conceptual work and an analysis of the status quo of stakeholder engagement in Germany.