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OSSU 5-Year Evaluation RFP Released

The Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU) has reached its 5-year point, and is seeking an external evaluator or organization to perform an evaluation of the impacts that OSSU has had over its first five years of activities. The successful organization…

PATIENT VIEWS ON “LADDERS OF ENGAGEMENT”

A patient-developed paper on what it means to partner in health research OSSU’s Patient Partners Working Group have been leading OSSU’s work in developing patient-led answers to the questions most pertinent to patient partners in research across Ontario. One of…

Two New POR Webinars

The Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research and the University of Saskatchewan are offering two webinars of interest to researchers working in Patient-Oriented Research. Research Data Management and the Tri-Agency: How Portage is Helping Institutions and Researchers Succeed June 12, 2018,…

New article on the prevalence of patient engagement in intervention studies

Dr. Dean Fergusson, co-Scientific Lead for OSSU, recently published in Research Involvement and Engagement on the (poor) prevalence of patient engagement in intervention studies. Click here to view the article. Click here to view a supporting blog on the article written by Zarah Monfaredi in…

Six new youth mental health drop-in centres

Ontario is expanding support for youth mental health and addiction services with six new youth wellness hubs based on an OSSU-funded research project. The wellness hubs, based on the YouthCan IMPACT project in Toronto, will serve up to 12,000 youth…