AbSPORU Data Platform helping Alberta manage pandemic response

Alberta has “flattened” the COVID-19 curve, carefully managing the impact of the pandemic on Alberta’s health system by using real-time data and evidence to inform decisions. The Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit (AbSPORU) is working with the Alberta Health Services (AHS) Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) to undertake outbreak modelling, case reporting, and capacity planning, all being […]

SCPOR Patient-Oriented Research Level of Engagement Tool

This tool can be used to measure the degree to which a project meets the definition of patient-oriented research as described by the CIHR Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR). The tool uses five criteria adopted from SPOR published documents and rates each on a scale from 1 to 5. The criteria include: patients are partners, […]

Take your patient partnering to the next level

Health Quality Ontario – based on advice and best practices used by health care professionals and patient partners across Ontario, with direction from Health Quality Ontario’s Patient, Family and Public Advisors Council. Become a leader on your patient partner quality improvement efforts with this quick guide on how to overcome common challenges, including: How to […]

Co-production in Action

The National Institute for Health Research highlights co-production in action. They provide guidance on co-producing a research project by showing how the identified key principles and features are expressed in practice. Click here to download.

Building a Research Team

Dr. RP Winsett, University of Tennessee-Memphis explores issues in building a research team: What is a research team? Who belongs on your team? Roles and responsibilities? Team meetings?

Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2)

The online tutorial TCPS 2: CORE (Course on Research Ethics) is an introduction to the 2nd edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2). It consists of eight modules focusing on the guidance in TCPS 2 that is applicable to all research regardless of discipline or methodology. The purpose […]