Fairness is Excellence:
The Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit’s Equity Framework
This framework explains principles and practices for promoting equity in patient-oriented research, and the equity-related requirements for researchers working with the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU). This document also describes resources and services that the OSSU can provide researchers. The framework is part of the OSSU’s broader efforts to promote equity in patient-oriented research.
The Equity Framework, training, and associated content is available for use and distribution with acknowledgement and appreciation to Dr. Nav Persaud and his team for its creation. This material is available under two types of Creative Commons licenses:
- The training and associated materials are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License which means that you are free to use, share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon) the material for any non-commercial purpose, as long as appropriate attribution is included.
- Handouts are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives 4.0 International License, which means that you are free to redistribute the material, for non-commercial or commercial purposes, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to the authors.
On behalf of the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit we hope that you will find the framework and associated content useful.
Online training curriculum
The Fairness is Excellence online training curriculum focuses on practices for promoting equity in patient-oriented research.
This training module is intended for scientists, research staff, patient partners, members of the public, and trainees involved in health-related research.
By the end of the curriculum, you should have applied an equity lens to your own research and you should be ready to apply an equity lens to your future work and to the work of others.
To access the online training portal click here. Click “Log in as guest” to access the curriculum.
Please note that Certificates of Completion are available for those who wish to receive one.