Investigator Studies Program (MISP): Patient Engagement, Diversity and Health Literacy
Effective April 2019, the Patient Engagement, Diversity and Health Literacy Investigator Studies Program (MISP) Committee will accept proposals within our current areas of interest (AOI) up to May 23, 2019. This is a competitive process that will be conducted by the Patient Engagement, Diversity and Health Literacy MISP this year. Decisions will be made on the basis of scientific merit and strategic fit within the AOI.

The following areas are of interest to Investigator Studies Program Committee:

Science of Patient Input and Engagement:
  • Studies to evaluate the effectiveness of quantitative or qualitative tools, methods or processes (including digital technologies) to collect, incorporate and assess the value/impact of patient input for medicines discovery and development.
Diversity and Inclusion/Population Health:
  • Studies to evaluate the effectiveness and/or scalability of novel approaches to increasing clinical trial diversity.
Health Literacy Areas of Interest:
  • Studies evaluating the benefits (improved health behaviors or health outcomes) of addressing health literacy, by reducing complexity for patients, and/or by addressing provider communication or other system issues.
  • Studies that assess and/or test digital health literacy assessment tools used in online surveys or research designed to increase participation of low health literacy individuals.

Please complete a concept or protocol and detailed budget via Visiontracker, the Company's on-line study management system (in US) or your MSD country representative (outside US). The proposals will be collectively reviewed and selected by the Patient Engagement, Diversity and Health Literacy MISP Committee.

Critical Activities and Timelines:
Deadline Dates/Activity Review Cycle
Concept/Protocol Submission with Detailed Budget May 23, 2019
Final Comments to Investigator June 27, 2019
Final Protocol Submission by Investigator July 18, 2019
Final Protocol Approval by Committee August 2, 2019


MISP Information
This site is intended for US investigators only. Investigators outside of the US interested in submitting research proposals to the Investigator Studies Program should contact their local MSD office.