How to identify the right research user when wanting to establish a partnership?

Shane Sweet Prof. McGill University and Jacques Comeau, former MEMO-Québec Peer Integration counselor

This video presents the point of view of a researcher and a peer helper on the value of having exchanges with the different partners throughout the process of carrying out a research project.

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Hello everyone! My name is Shane Sweet. I am an assistant professor at McGill University. Today we’re going to discuss how, how to decide on the roles and responsibilities of the members of a partnership. In keeping with the guiding principles of integrated knowledges translation, we will. It’s important to recognize the skills and knowledges of partnership members. We really need to do this, have these discussions early in the process. So, in order to demonstrate this, Jacques and I are going to share our experiences. So, Jacques, do you want to share some ideas? Yes, hello! My name is Jacques Comeau. I was a former integration consultant with Mémo-Québec for ten years. It’s been a few years since I spent time looking for Shane’s research and his students. It was really important for me to express at the beginning, what was the role of a consultant, what was I doing, what had I learned in my ten years of experience from those who understood what I had to contribute. On the other hand, it’s also important that I listen a lot to the students to understand what they are looking for, what their research ideas are, or if I could get involved in that as much as possible. So, as Jacques says, as a researcher, we have to be open, so that we can change everything or modify the project a little. Once we really understand the knowledge, the skills of the members of the partnership. At the same time, it is also important to have a discussion or in the research process in which people are involved, at the beginning, in the middle, at the end or throughout the process. So it’s really important to have access to these discussions. That’s what I understood too. From my experience, it was the ideas of the project that changed during the time we were working together. Then also where I want to get involved, it was not the same at the beginning and at the end. It’s really important on my part, on their part, to be open to changing the parts that I want to be involved in, and where I could bring more or less depending on the needs of the project. So, please remember to have these discussions with members to establish our responsibilities throughout the process, to ensure that your research becomes and continues to be relevant, useful and usable. Thank you! Thank you!