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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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 »

May AbSPORU update »

Understanding the research priorities of parents of children from conception to 24 months of ... Read More »

Funding opportunity for Alberta SMEs with a cancer focus »

If so, Alberta Innovates, DynaLIFE MEDICAL LABS and the Alberta Cancer Foundation are ... Read More »

Alberta Precision Health Initiative Development Grant awardees – March 2017 »

Alberta Innovates and Genome Alberta are pleased to announce the results of the Alberta ... Read More »

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Upcoming Events

Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit Summer Institute 2017 »

The Summer Institute 2017 where researchers, patients, clinicians, students, policy makers and ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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