Refreshing Canada's Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research

Since Canada's Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) was first established in 2011, a lot has changed. Now is the time to reflect on what has been achieved over the past decade, what is working well, and what might need to change so that SPOR is keeping pace with current health care and health research realities.

CIHR, together with other SPOR partners, is leading a process to refresh Canada's Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research. We are creating opportunities for patients and people with lived experience; Indigenous community partners; researchers; policy-and-decision makers; and health professionals from across Canada to help inform the future design, governance and direction of SPOR.

There are many ways to give input on the future of SPOR, from now until March 31, 2024:

A series of virtual roundtable discussions will also be taking place beginning in early 2024 (by invitation) involving a cross-section of voices from across the SPOR community.

For the latest updates on the SPOR Refresh process, we invite you to join our SPOR mailing list.

Have your say online

Help us improve patient-oriented research in Canada. Join the online discussion.

About SPOR

Learn more about SPOR and what it does.

The latest SPOR evaluation

Read a summary of a recently completed evaluation of the SPOR program.

Meet the SPOR Refresh Steering Committee

Learn more about who has been guiding the SPOR Refresh process and who's listening.

Learn more about the issues at play in the SPOR Refresh

or request a copy of the SPOR Refresh Toolkit to lead or join a discussion on the future of SPOR.

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