PAM® for Research Studies

Insignia Health offers a limited number of PAM®-only licenses to healthcare researchers.

Research License Service Center

The 12-month renewable license for the PAM® survey is designed for researchers conducting studies with a clear research design and methodology. Upon completion of the study, licensees are required to submit their full, de-identified data set including PAM scores and other self-reported or clinical data to Insignia Health at .

Insignia Health will not alter, share or publish your data. However, we will compare your data to our normative data set and use this information to continually refine PAM and PAM-based guidance for coaches, clinicians and patients. Any analysis performed by Insignia Health on the de-identified data can be shared back with the researcher upon request.

The research license does not entitle the researcher to all of the administration, customization and service features available with the standard license or limited commercial license . If your organization does not meet all of the criteria listed below, or if you prefer a customized activation-based solution for your research, please contact us regarding a commercial license.

A $150 non-refundable administrative fee for each research license is required annually, payable by credit card only.

After submitting an application for a research license, you will be directed to an online account portal to access training and support materials.

Insignia Health will review your application within 10-business days:

- If approved, you will receive an email from our support team containing a PDF version of PAM and available translations, along with a macro-enabled PAM survey scoring form.*

-If your application is denied, the online account will be disabled.

* The PAM survey scoring form is an Excel-based application that uses macros and requires an Internet connection to calculate PAM Score and Level. The form is currently supported for Microsoft Windows OS and Excel [2013 and later]. Use of the form on non-Windows operating systems and/or older versions of Excel is not recommended and may result in errors.

To license and use the Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®) or related PAM-based survey in a research study, please check each box to confirm your agreement with each statement.


Why do I need to agree to these statements in order to license the PAM survey for my study?

Insignia Health, LLC is the exclusive licensing organization for the Patient Activation Measure® (PAM®) survey on behalf of its developers and the University of Oregon. We have an obligation to protect the intellectual property of the PAM survey and to maintain our own viability as a business.

However, we also recognize that the PAM survey was initially developed and is continually refined through research, and we seek to continue that practice by offering special licenses to health researchers around the world. In exchange, we require that research licensees provide us with the entire de-identified data set related to their use of the PAM survey in their research. Expansion of the underlying data set allows us to continually refine calculation of PAM score and level.

If you do not or cannot accept these conditions, you may purchase a standard or limited commercial license that does not require sharing all research data. Please contact us at to inquire about obtaining a commercial license to utilize the PAM survey in your work.

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