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Ontario’s catalyst for patient-oriented research

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on society is unprecedented in modern times and will likely pervade our lives for years to come. Never before has it been more essential to mobilize Canada’s research excellence and innovation toward improving the efficiency of the health system and the health of Canadians. In response, OSSU’s research centres have pivoted their focus to tackling critical issues and unmet needs regarding COVID-19 utilizing patient-oriented approaches to health and health services research. Their work will have impacts that span local, provincial and national borders.

You will find some of the critical work underway at OSSU’s research centres to combat the COVID-19 pandemic here.

What is patient-oriented research?

Patient-oriented research (POR) is an approach to health research that:

  • engages patients, researchers and other stakeholders as partners in research
  • answers questions that are important to patients
  • aims to improve health and the health care system
For Researchers

For Researchers

Access expertise from top research centres in Ontario, workshops, training and resources to help you engage in, and conduct, patient-oriented research.

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For Patients

For Patients

Tools, training, information and resources to help patients and caregivers partner in patient-oriented research.

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For Policy Makers

For Policy-makers

Research expertise, health system data, resources and training to help policy-makers and healthcare providers support and apply patient-oriented research.

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