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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Improving Albertans' healthcare

A novel partnership between AI and AHS is bringing innovative care and products to patients and families


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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

SPOR Rewarding Success Initiative »

Next expected deadline: CIHR Deadline November 21, 2017 (Phase 1)

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October AbSPORU update »

AbSPORU: Helping researchers get data faster Since the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit’s Data ... Read More »

Resilient communities »

Written by Debby Waldman and illustrated by Michale Grills (originally appeared in Apple ... Read More »

Caring conversations »

Written by Caitlin Crawshaw (originally appeared in Apple Magazine, Fall 2017) Most of us don’t ... Read More »

This relationship is improving Albertans’ healthcare »

Written by Debby Waldman (originally appeared in Apple Magazine, Fall 2017) Alberta medical ... Read More »

Exercise aids in treating illnesses »

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

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Upcoming Events

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 »

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

ARECCI Ethics Forum – Calgary This annual forum brings together diverse partners to ... Read More »

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