Patient-partnered clinical research

Nature Medicine
Volume 26 Issue 10, October 2020
https://www.nature.com/nm/volumes/26/issues/10

 

Patient-partnered clinical research
The path to productive collaboration between researchers and patients is not always easy, with language differences, knowledge gaps and power dynamics setting considerable barriers along the way. In this issue, we explore how patient- and community-led research is achievable if both sides make it a priority. The cover, designed by illustrator Sarah Lippett, a person living with a rare disease who explores her diagnostic odyssey in her work, shows how effective and equitable patient–researcher collaboration can be transformative to research.