How to propose new projects

Proposing projects

Since it began in 2005, PCIG has developed a reputation for providing practical products to meet the needs of those working in patient involvement in HTA. These projects haves been characterised by an inclusive approach which recognises the value of robust evidence, multi-stakeholder expertise and wide consultation.

There are no set criteria for project proposals. The key requirement is to identify a need related to patient involvement in HTA and then put together a sub-committee to scope and complete the project with appropriate oversight from the Steering Committee and consultation with the wider Interest Group. The projects can be short or long and with large or small goals. Typically, PCIG projects address areas such as developing involvement and educational materials and processes, exploring methodological issues, developing resources and tools which can be used or adapted by others.

The PCIG Steering Committee will approve up to eight projects at any one time. Each Project Sub-Committee shall have a lead and up to 12 members. Members of Project Sub-Committees must be members of PCIG and Project Sub-Committees must provide quarterly reports to the Steering Committee for publication on the website.

5 steps to setting up a project

  1. Identify the need you seek to address and a proposed approach
  2. Identify people willing to contribute time and effort to work on the project
  3. Discuss your idea with PCIG Project Co-ordinator, Anke-Peggy Holtorf (PCIG_Proj@health-os.com) or a member of the PCIG Steering Committee
  4. Prepare a Project Sub-Committee Proposal <link> with initial willing sub-committee members
  5. Submit your Project Sub-Committee Proposal to the Steering Committee for consideration.

Project Ideas

Projects on hold

  • P006: Disease Background Repository
  • P007: Including Individuals and Hard to Find Groups in HTAs

Areas identified for further work

  • Gaps and Resources right up