Are you someone who can lead meaningful collaborations between researchers, decision makers, patients, families, communities and clinicians to facilitate the creation, exchange and uptake of patient-oriented research? The Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) has partnered with the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) to support patient-oriented research leaders, at any career stage, to promote dynamic applications of patient-oriented health research innovations.

Up to $250,000 per grant; eligibility cut-off October 25, 2018.
For details, click here.

Do you want to know the latest SCPOR news, grant opportunities and POR events happening across Canada? Visit our News & Events page.

Patient-Oriented Research (POR) Modules

POR modules offer training for patients/caregivers, researchers, health–care providers and health-care decision-makers intending to engage in patient-oriented research. Read more about the modules here.

POR modules 1 and 2 are offered through SCPOR and are free of charge. To register, go to the News and Events page, click on the POR module link on the date you would like to attend, and sign up with the registration form.

Click here to go to the POR Module registration page

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Want to know more about POR and the SPOR strategy?

Take a look at our SCPOR Mandate page for more information about SCPOR, Patient-Oriented Research (POR), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) strategy to support POR across Canada.

To learn more about organizing a patient-oriented research team, see our Researcher Page.

Are you interested in getting involved as a patient or family member? See our Patient Page.

SCPOR Webinar Archives Page

SCPOR has partnered with the University of Saskatchewan Health Library to offer a series of webinars on
aspects of literature searching, data archiving and sharing, and open access publishing. These webinars have been recorded and archived on this page for viewing at any time.

Effective patient-oriented research requires a multi-disciplinary approach

Patient and

When you hover over this circle, this text pops up:Patients need to be involved in all aspects of the research to ensure questions and results are relevant

Decision-makers and clinicians need to be involved throughout the entire research process to ensure integration into policy and practice

Researchers benefit from a team approach while contributing their own expertise in rigorous, methodical approaches to answering challenging health care questions

Decision-makers and clinicians need to be involved throughout the entire research process to ensure integration into policy and practice


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An Enriched Research Team

Traditionally, medical researchers published in academic journals, and their results could take years to filter through to front-line care. The POR model is engineered to speed up this process by bringing front line practitioners and policy makers to the research team. Their contribution helps guide the research on a practical, sustainable path. The knowledge generated by the research can more easily be put into practice, and new information and improvements in care informs health care policy as soon as possible.