Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research

Patient-oriented research is about engaging patients, their caregivers, and families as partners in the research process. This engagement helps to ensure that studies focus on patient-identified priorities, which ultimately leads to better patient outcomes.

At CIHR, we want to help transform the role of patient from a passive receptor of services to a proactive partner who helps shape health research and, as a result, health care.

To help make patient-oriented research a reality in Canada, CIHR formed funding partnerships with provinces and territories, philanthropic organizations, academic institutions, and health charities.

The result?

Canada's Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) was born.

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