What is a SPOR-funded entity?

SPOR-funded entities, or SFEs, are networks and other organizations funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research to advance Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR).

SFEs include:

  • SPOR Networks
  • SPOR National Entities (e.g. SPOR Canadian Data Platform, Evidence Alliance, National Training Entity)
  • SUPPORT Units

Service and partnership requests

We are offering in-kind support for projects led by SFEs. This totals fifty percent of our grant funding from CIHR (approximately $8M, or $1.6M per year).

Our experts help bridge the gap between research evidence, health care practice and policy. Our services include patient engagement, training in patient-oriented research, data planning and analysis, evaluation, learning health systems, and knowledge translation.

Researchers and organizations holding an active grant under Canada’s Strategy for Patient Oriented Research (SPOR) are eligible. This includes SPOR Networks, SPOR National Entities and SUPPORT Units.

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