Patient Oriented Research

Patient Oriented Research

We are committed to upholding the SPOR guiding principles of inclusiveness, support, mutual respect and co-building, and recognize that patient engagement not only includes those receiving care, but also their families, support network and members of the public.

In addition to the resources outlined below, there are regional centres dedicated to supporting patient-oriented research – you can learn more about these units here.

CIHR SPOR – Patient Engagement Framework

The SPOR Patient Engagement Framework is designed to establish key concepts, principles and areas for patient engagement to be adopted by all SPOR partners.


The BC SUPPORT (SUpport for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials) Unit is part of a national program to help health care research be more relevant and meaningful to patients, so that they get the best possible health care.


REACH BC makes it easier for you to connect with potential research participants and patient partners. It gives you access to a broad population across BC—in urban and rural settings, across multiple health authorities. REACH BC matches you with interested volunteers, who you can review and select as participants in your study.

You can also use REACH BC to find patient partners!

New to REACH BC? You can watch the full recording of the webinar on our YouTube channel.

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