Accessing SCPOR Supports

We’ve improved our process, so now accessing SCPOR Supports is quicker and easier.

Self Serve

Many of our supports can be easily accessed through our website.


Anyone can:

  • Register for Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Module or Building Research Relationships with Indigenous Communities (BRRIC) Training.

  • Sign up for a webinar or workshop

  • Access the Patient Oriented Research Evaluation Tool

  • Access the SCPOR SCOOP Newsletter


Just Ask

Want to access any of the following supports? Simply email or contact a SCPOR staff member and we’ll help you out. 

Services available through SCPOR:

  • SPOR Module or Building Research Relationships with Indigenous Communities (BRRIC) Training Module

  • Coaching on the basics of how to engage patients in a research team

  • Exploring potential for trainees 

  • Connecting with our research labs and their services (Clinical Trial Support Unit, Clinical Research Support Unit, Social Sciences Research Lab)

  • PFA (patient family advisor) recruitment

  • Access to members of the Affiliated Researcher Alliance (ARA): a network of researchers with diverse expertise who engage in POR 

  • Connecting with SCPOR staff, partners or colleagues

Applying for a grant, and want patients involved?

Patient Engagement Application Development Award (PEADA)

Patient-oriented research requires partnering with patients in the identification of priorities therefore, the intent of this award is to support researchers to engage patients in the grant development process. Researchers who are seeking to apply for a research grant and want to apply for this award are asked to complete the form below.

Generic Letters of Support

If you would like to request a generic letter of support from SCPOR (i.e. for grant applications), you can complete this form and email it to us.


Note: SCPOR will provide a generic letter of support for teams that meet our patient-oriented research criteria.


Interested in learning more about obtaining a Letter of Support from SCPOR?


Michelle Flowers
Patient Engagement Specialist

306-668-8810, ext. 109

Complete List of SCPOR Supports

SCPOR offers a variety of specialized supports for your Patient-Oriented Research Needs

+ Patient Engagement Supports

Support in the Recruitment of Patient and Family Advisors

Patient Engagement Plan Development & Budgeting Guidance

+ Indigenous Research and Engagement Supports

Advanced training in Ethics of Indigenous Research and Engagement

Recruitment of Indigenous Patient & Family Advisors

Support with Indigenous Community Outreach

+ Knowledge Translation and Capacity Building

Request for Knowledge Translation Support

Request for Trainee Support/Funding

+ Research Methods Support

Methods Platform Consultation

Request for Methodological Expertise

Quote for SCPOR partner services:

(Clinical Trial Support Unit, Clinical Research Support Unit, Social Science Research Lab)

+ Data and Data Services

Data and Data Consultation

Data Analysis

Data Extraction and/or Linkage

GIS (mapping)


Facilitation of Data Sharing Agreement

Data De-Identification

NEW: click here to access the Data Availability Guide to learn what data-sets are available

NEW Data Platform Office Hours Available!

Would you like information on how the Data Platform can help you tackle your research project? Want to learn what data might be available to you?

SCPOR now offers consultations with Data Platform Senior Researcher Jay Quail. If you would like to arrange a 20-minute assessment, please contact Tamara Waldron at the contact information below:, tel: 306-966-1598


Detailed Support Request

Think you may have a more specific need SCPOR can help you with?

Teams requesting in-kind, or financial support from SCPOR can email to request a consultation. A staff member will help you to identify the supports SCPOR can provide. You will then be asked to complete the Support Request Form which will be reviewed by a committee.

+ Examples of Detailed Supports: (click to expand)

  • Patient engagement planning
  • Patient/community recruitment support
  • Patient engagement funding to support application development
  • Integrated KT planning
  • End of Grant KT planning
  • Requesting a trainee to support a project
  • Data access and data analysis
  • Support with developing community agreements
  • OCAP coaching
  • Connection-building with SCPOR partners and provincial ministries
  • Obtaining referrals to research labs (i.e. Social Sciences Research Lab)
  • Connecting to Affiliated Research Alliance (ARA) members
  • Accessing Patient engagement in Award Development Funding (teams can access up to $2500 for a project)

Ready to make a Detailed Support Request?