AbSPORU offers a wide range of services to support every step of your patient-oriented research journey. We can help you build relationships and engage patient partners, as well as formulate your research with Alberta’s learning health systems in mind. Our experts can also provide you with all the tools you need to design and execute your study, including accessing and analyzing the wealth of Alberta patient data available. We also can advise on accessing external services offered by other health partners across Canada.
To access these supports at any stage of your research, complete our service request form.
Patient engagement plans
Developing a comprehensive patient engagement plan from the start is essential to ensuring patient-oriented research is executed effectively. Our team can help you:
Engaging an inclusive and representative group of patient partners will ensure your research is generalizable and applicable to all Albertans. The Patient Engagement team can work with you to:
Training and mentorship
Patient-oriented research is a relatively new approach. Both researchers and patient partners often need to learn how to work together effectively. AbSPORU provides a range of services to help you build your team’s capacity for patient orientated research, including:
Evaluation and certification
Throughout your research, our team can help you evaluate your patient engagement experience to ensure continuous improvement and the best patient outcomes. We can also help you secure a letter of support from AbSPORU.
Learning Health Systems
Making lasting and effective change takes more than just good ideas, based on good research. It requires understanding the theory behind change and the ‘why’ behind the way things currently are. The Learning Health Systems team works with researchers to ensure implementation is built in from the very beginning.
AbSPORU’s knowledge translation experts know how to translate knowledge into action. Before you even begin your research, they can help you build out your plan with implementation in mind. They offer support with:
Our Learning Health Systems team is also here to help you create the best possible approach for implementing your findings within a health system. With their knowledge of change management and best practices they can help:
Data & Research Services
AbSPORU’s Data & Research Services team of experts can help you achieve your research goals by helping you plan and execute your study effectively. We can also connect you with other services offered by our provincial and national partners.
Designing an effective research question and approach is the foundation of a successful study. Our team can help:
Data extraction and linkages
We can help you access most health databases across Alberta and advise where to find the data you need. This includes:
Using the right data management tools sets your study up for success. Our experts can help with:
AbSPORU’s Data Services team are experts at every aspect of patient data analysis, including:
Researchers who want to:
Patients and patient partners who want to:
The research must:
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