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We promote the community ‘voice’ in health research.

Document Reviewers Needed!

Do you have an interest in health research? Can you help turn complex information into something that can be easily understood by the public? Do you have an eye for detail? If so we need you!

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About the project/vacancy

Researchers at Western Australia's health and medical research institutes, universities and major hospitals need the help of community members to assist them in reviewing and/or commenting on a range of documents. 

Involving consumers and community members in reviewing documents, such as -  patient information sheets, consent forms and grant applications, helps to make sure that the information about research can be easily understood by members of the public. This helps make information about research more open, transparent and accessible.

This is the time of year researchers are applying for funding and we need your help in reviewing grant applications.

About the position

Document reviewers will be asked to review documents to provide:

  • Input into plain language summaries
  • Comment on patient information sheets
  • Advice on grant applications

What am I expected to do?

Each project will take a maximum of 2 hours to review the grant applications, provide feedback and comment on their project and documents.

What skills or experience do I need?

An interest in health research, and the ability to turn complex information into something that can be easily understood by the public. In your submission please include any lived experience you may have or specific areas of interest to help us best match up document reviewers with research projects.

How long am I expected to be involved?

We are expanding our existing pool of Document Reviewers to call upon for assistance as we receive requests from researchers. Ideally, we are searching for people who are happy to be contact during 2019 to see if they are interested and available.

Where will meetings be held?

These meetings are likely to be virtual with documents being provided via email.

What support is offered?

An honorarium of $30/hour. Maximum of 2 hours. The Consumer and Community Health Research Network also offers free training.

Applications close: 30 April 2019

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