Alberta Innovates implemented the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit (AbSPORU) in collaboration with the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) in 2013 with the aim to improve Alberta’s health research ecosystem. Alberta Innovates is the provincial lead for AbSPORU and have a vested interest in our success.
AbSPORU’s Executive Committee members represent universities, funders, government bodies and patients, who collectively define and implement the mission, vision and values of AbSPORU.
AbSPORU’s Advisory Committee is tasked with providing general, non-binding advice, guidance and recommendations to the Executive Committee. It is comprised of patients, the equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), sex and gender-based analysis (SGBA), and health equity champions, and representatives of AbSPORU funders, academic institutions and health policy decision-making bodies.
AbSPORU’s Management Committee oversees the strategic direction and operations of AbSPORU. It includes: