Alberta's SPOR SUPPORT Unit

Alberta’s Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials (SUPPORT) Unit is a service and resource hub that supports bringing research to the point of care.

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Learn about the Alberta Innovates consolidation

 

Building on Alberta’s strengths in health, environment, energy, food, fibre and emerging technologies.

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Biomarkers become useful health information

Calgary team wins $100,000 prize for software product that converts wearable device information into useful health risk information.

 

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Research to customize orthotics

Custom-made orthotic inserts placed inside shoes can prevent pain from a number of knee injuries by changing how the foot connects with the ground.

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Current Funding Opportunities

CLPNA – Advancing Knowledge in Practical Nursing Research Grant »

Currently Accepting Applications Deadline: Sep. 15, 2017

2017 CIHR SPOR Innovative Clinical Trial Multi-Year Grant »

Currently Accepting Applications Deadline: Sep. 1, 2017

Alberta SPOR Graduate Studentship »

Currently Accepting Applications Deadline: Oct. 2, 2017

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News

Results Announcement for the April 2017 Training & Early Career Development Competitions »

We are pleased to announce the results of the April 2017 Graduate Studentship, MD-PhD ... Read More »

CLPNA – Advancing Knowledge in Practical Nursing Research Grant September 2017 Competition »

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) and Alberta Innovates (AI) are ... Read More »

June AbSPORU update »

Summer Institute 2017 Highlights Patient-Oriented Research Another successful Alberta SPOR ... Read More »

Exercise aids in treating illnesses »

Written by Debby Waldman (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Summer 2017) Less than five ... Read More »

Building support for an injury-prone joint »

By Caitlin Crawshaw (originally appeared in Apple Magazine – Summer 2017) Illustrated by Steven ... Read More »

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Upcoming Events

Canada Talks Pharma Conference 2017: Pathways to success in clinical trials »

Canada Talks Pharma is the key event within the Canadian drug development arena that brings ... Read More »

Audit & Feedback – Save the Date »

Audit & Feedback: National Meeting & Scientific Update, October 19, 2017 Advancing the ... Read More »

ARECCI Ethics Forum – Data’s journey: avoiding ethical pitfalls »

ARECCI Ethics Forum This annual forum brings together diverse partners to discuss common ... Read More »

2017 National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Conference »

The 2017 National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Conference will be held in Calgary on ... Read More »

Spotlight on Research – PTSD: Looking Forward; Looking Back »

Every day, first responders are putting their lives at risk to answer the cries for help of ... Read More »

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