Patient-Oriented Research (POR) Modules

POR modules offer training for everyone intending to engage in patient-oriented research. Module 1 is Foundations in Patient-Oriented Research and Module 2 is Fundamentals of Health Research in CanadaRead more about the modules here.

Please note: For people interested in attending Patient-Oriented Research (POR) Modules before funding deadlines, there is a possibility of running an extra session here in Saskatoon on Friday 28th September: 10:30 – 4:30. This session will be offered to a small group if there is enough interest. Please contact Michelle Flowers at: mflowers@hqc.sk.ca to register before noon Thursday 27th September

For November sessions, please click on the links below to register.

November 2, 2018 in Regina – 8:30-14:45 for Module 1, 14:45-16:00 for Module 2. Training takes place in Regina at the Wascana Rehabilitation Centre, rooms 6 & 7.  

Click here to register for Module 1
Click here to register for Module 2

November 7, 2018 in Saskatoon – 8:30-14:45 for Module 1, 14:45-16:00 for Module 2. PLEASE NOTE: Training takes place in Saskatoon but there is a change from the original location.  The modules will now take place at Queen’s House – 601 Taylor Street West, Saskatoon in Conference Room C.

Click here to register for Module 1
Click here to register for Module 2

Please note: Modules will be cancelled if enrollment is too low. Contact Wendy Sharpe at 306-668-8810, ext 102 or wsharpe@hqc.sk.ca if you have any questions.


 

Matching Funds for Knowledge Translation 

SHRF’s Research Connections Award provides matching funds to support targeted events or activities that facilitate collaboration and mobilize research knowledge to improve health. There are three deadlines per year, with the next being December 10, 2018. Read more here.

 


 

CIHR’s Gold Leaf Prize for Transformation recognizes that transformation is an essential element to building a strong Canadian health research enterprise. The focus area for 2018 is Patient Engagement. CIHR is looking for examples of extraordinary leadership within research that demonstrates an unwavering commitment to realizing collaborations with patients in order to advance patient-identified priorities and improve patient outcomes, ultimately leading to improved health outcomes and enhanced healthcare systems and practices.

Nominations will be accepted from individuals, institutions, organizations and networks that have the ability to complete and submit the full nomination package by the deadline date of October 10, 2018. Nominations may be submitted for individuals or teams within the Canadian context. Note self-nominations will not be accepted.

Click here for more information.

Are you considering nominating a person or team for this prize?

If so, SCPOR can provide a letter of support for your application to CIHR. Please send SCPOR the full CIHR application form with your request for a letter of support by September 26, 2018. All nomination forms will be reviewed to ensure they are in alignment with patient-oriented research criteria. Once approved, SCPOR will provide the letter of support prior to the CIHR deadline of October 10.

Please submit your request for the letter of support, along with the CIHR nomination form, to scpor_info@usask.ca.


 

Indigenous Gender and Wellness Travel Award: Expenses paid for the CIHR Montreal Idea Fair and Learning Circle, June 2019
Do you have an idea or potential project related to gender that could improve wellness in your community?

Indigenous youth, researchers, allies, organizations and community members are invited to apply for funding to participate in a CIHR Idea Fair and Learning Circle on Indigenous Gender and Wellness in Montreal June 18-20, 2019.

The event will provide an opportunity to meet, share ideas and goals about Indigenous gender and wellness and to work with supporters (e.g., researchers, Indigenous community members) with the goal of turning ideas into fundable projects.

The specific objectives of this funding opportunity and the Idea Fair and Learning Circle are to foster a safe space for Indigenous Peoples to share ideas on Indigenous gender and wellness with supporters who will help them to grow their ideas into fundable projects, and facilitate knowledge sharing and learning to develop and strengthen Indigenous-focused projects.

Applicants do not have to have any prior research experience to be eligible. Application deadline is November 8, 2018.

More information here

 

         

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Open Access Webinar Microseries: OA and Copyright

The University of Saskatchewan Libraries and the Saskatchewan Center for Patient-Oriented Research invite you to two one-hour webinars, one on publishing research in Open Access journals or repositories, and one on copyright. Register today for these free webinars.

Getting Clear on Copyright
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 12 PM Central Standard Time
Register at this link

Description: This webinar will include essential information about copyright for researchers. Topics covered will include author rights, literature review, copyright for test and measurement tools, presenting at conferences, using copyrighted materials (e.g., images) in your publications, and how to acquire copyright permissions.

Presenter Bio: Kate Langrell received her Master of Information degree from the University of Toronto in April 2015, and has been the University of Saskatchewan Copyright Coordinator since May 2015. She joined the University Library in August 2017. In addition to copyright, Kate is interested in the Open Access movement and scholarly communications librarianship. She is also a pianist, singer and guitar player.

Open Access Explained: What Researchers Need to Know
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 12 PM Central Standard Time
Click here to register

Description: This webinar will introduce authors to some practical methods for making their research open access (OA). The primary focus will be on the two main ways to make articles OA: publishing in an OA journal or self-archiving a manuscript in an open online repository. We will discuss the important issues to consider along the way and the most useful tools available to help. As readers you may encounter publisher paywalls – we will also talk briefly about (legal!) methods to access the articles you need.

Presenter Bio: Diane (DeDe) Dawson is a Science and Scholarly Communication Librarian at the University Library, University of Saskatchewan. In addition to her MLIS degree, she holds a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Earth Sciences. Driven by her education and research background in the sciences, she has a strong interest in the ways scientists communicate the results of their research and how libraries can support this. DeDe’s research focuses on scholarly communication and open access issues and she is a strong advocate for reformation in the scholarly publishing industry.

 


 

2018 Training Innovation Fund

Are you a patient-partner, trainee, or researcher involved in a research project focused on childhood neurodisabilities?
Do you have an innovative idea to facilitate activities that will foster Patient-Oriented Research training/mentoring within research projects focused on childhood brain-based developmental disabilities?

If so, consider applying to the Child-Bright Network Training Innovation Fund: www.child-bright.ca/training-innovation-fund. Up to $10,000 in funding available. Deadline for submission is October 15, 2018.

For more information contact pierre.zwiegers@child-bright.ca


 

Systematic Review Workshop

Join us for a 2-day Systematic Review Workshop with
Dr Nancy Santesso, Deputy Director, Cochrane Canada

Room 329, St. Andrew’s College at University of Saskatchewan
Friday November 2– Saturday November 3, 2018, 8 AM – 5 PM both days

Please note due to incredible demand this workshop is now full. 


 

2018-19 Sprout Grant Competition has been announced!

The Sprout Grant is a joint initiative supported by SCPOR and the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) to fund patient-oriented research in the province of Saskatchewan. Research teams can apply for up to $180,000 over two years.

More information here

 


 

PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT:

META: A pragmatic workshop series on Moving Evidence To Action to improve patient outcomes
Monday, November 26, 2018 08:00 to Wednesday, November 28, 2018 17:00
at the University of Alberta Campus
Topics include: Knowledge Synthesis, Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science.

Click here for details

 

SCPOR Webinar Archives

These webinars have come and gone – but the recordings live on! Click on the links below to see them.

Research Data Management and the Tri-Agency: How Portage is Helping Institutions and Researchers SucceedClick on this link to see the webinar.

Physician and Patient-Oriented Open Access to Research: Click on this link to see the webinar.

Our series on literature searching (Raising the Evidence Bar: Scientific Literature and Literature Synthesis) webinars have also been archived. See links to recordings here.

Our webinar series feature experts from around the world, talking about best practices in various aspects of gathering, disseminating and storing research evidence.

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POR Module 1: Foundations in Patient-Oriented Research 08:30:00
POR Module 1: Foundations in Patient-Oriented Research @ CNIB, Auditorium Room
Sep 11 @ 08:30:00 – 14:45:00
This module is now full and no more registrations are being accepted.
POR Module 2: Fundamentals of Health Research in Canada 14:45:00
POR Module 2: Fundamentals of Health Research in Canada @ CNIB, Auditorium Room
Sep 11 @ 14:45:00 – 16:00:00
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POR Module 1: Foundations in Patient-Oriented Research 08:30:00
POR Module 1: Foundations in Patient-Oriented Research @ Wascana Rehabilitation Centre - Meeting Rooms 8
Sep 21 @ 08:30:00 – 14:45:00
To register, fill out the form on the right side of this web page and click ‘submit’. → You will receive a confirmation email shortly. Click here for information about the patient-oriented research (POR) modules.
POR Module 2: Fundamentals of Health Research in Canada 14:45:00
POR Module 2: Fundamentals of Health Research in Canada @ Wascana Rehabilitation Centre - Meeting Room 8
Sep 21 @ 14:45:00 – 16:00:00
To register, fill out the form on the right side of this web page and click ‘submit’. → You will receive a confirmation email shortly. Click here for information about the patient-oriented research (POR) modules.
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News Archives

SCPOR’s Share the Vision Day was May 17, 2017 at TCU Place. Please click here for photos, news and presentations from the day.

SCPOR officially launched April 18, 2017. Please click here for photos and news from the event.