The Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit (AbSPORU) provides expertise, training and resources to increase Alberta’s capacity for patient-oriented research. Our aim is to bridge the gap between research evidence and health decisions – in other words, to make sure health research has an impact for patients and the health system.
AbSPORU collaborates closely and purposefully with patients from diverse communities and with its network of healthcare partners to improve health outcomes for all Albertans.
We are fostering partners to strengthen Alberta’s learning health system, focusing on continuous improvement of quality, patient and provider experience, and health system performance/cost through effective, evidence-based knowledge translation and implementation, and studying implementation to accelerate change.
We offer training and events for researchers, patients, clinicians and health-system professionals, policy-makers, and students to increase their capacity in patient-oriented research and in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). Offerings include studentships, conferences, webinars, eLearning modules, and online courses and certificates.
Our teams offer a wide range of research services and expertise to support every step of your patient-oriented research journey. We can help with patient engagement, data (including data acquisition and management, analysis, interpretation and data visualization), knowledge translation, implementation science and Sex and Gender-Based Analysis (SGBA).
We provide support to patient partners, researchers and community organizations to identify research priorities and to collaborate, in active and meaningful ways, on health research studies.
Do you have lived experience of a specific health issue – either your own, or as a caregiver, family member or friend? Discover opportunities to help shape the health research that impacts you.
We facilitate Alberta’s learning health system by supporting effective, practical approaches to theory-based knowledge translation and implementation work. In collaboration with health system stakeholders, we coordinate an Implementation Science Collaborative, which will accelerate improvements in health care delivery, outcomes and cost.
June 7, 2023 8:20am
We’ve extended the closing date! 👋Come work with us! This role will work closely with youth in NWT communities 👉Check out the position outline at our website: https://t.co/R9hukVphsD ✅Closing date (extended): June 30th, 2023 at 5:00 p.m https://t.co/4HFriqYG6O
June 7, 2023 8:19am
Last Journal Club till September! Still time to register! @Passerelle_NTE @SPOR_cast @PacerInnovates @UofAL3 @UAlberta_DoM @UCalgary @PatientVoicesBC @PatientAdvisors https://t.co/2auu6g9pX7
June 7, 2023 8:18am
Last Journal Club till September! Still time to signup! @Passerelle_NTE @SPOR_cast @PacerInnovates @UofAL3 @UAlberta_DoM @UCalgary https://t.co/2auu6g9pX7
June 6, 2023 8:29pm
Looking for Tammy and Ryan (and the ACRC)? Want to learn about why #Alberta is the destination for #clinicalresearch & #clinicaltrials? 🩺🧪 Find them at the @Bioalberta reception today at the Harborview Ballroom, Battery Wharf Hotel Boston Waterfront from 8pm onward. RSVP below. https://t.co/pHM775FM0R
June 6, 2023 8:57am
So today we ask you to reply with What Matters to You? @SPORAlliance @Passerelle_NTE @IMAGINE_SPOR @pihcin @ABSPORU_Data @SCPOR_SK @BCSUPPORTUnit @Research_MB @Hotiitseeda @YukonUniversity @OSSUtweets @UniteSoutien @NL_SUPPORT_Unit @maritimespor
University of Calgary Foothills Campus
3330 Hospital Dr NW
Calgary, AB T2N 4N1
1702, 8215 112 St NW
Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8
The Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit operates on and acknowledges the lands that are the traditional and ancestral territory of many peoples, presently subject to Treaties 6, 7, and 8. Namely: the Blackfoot Confederacy – Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika – the Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stoney Nakoda, and the Tsuu T’ina Nation and the Métis People of Alberta. This includes the Métis Settlements and the Métis Nation of Alberta. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit who have lived in and cared for these lands for generations. We make this acknowledgment as a reaffirmation of our shared commitment towards reconciliation, and as part of AbSPORU’s mandate towards fostering health system transformation.