Patient-Oriented Research (POR) Modules

POR modules offer training for patients/caregivers, researchers, health–care providers and health-care decision-makers intending to engage in patient-oriented research. Read more about the modules here.

POR modules 1 and 2 are offered through SCPOR and are free of charge. To register, go to the News and Events page, click on the POR module link on the date you would like to attend, and sign up with the registration form.

Click here to go to the POR Module registration page

Join the SCPOR Team!

Are you looking for a new, exciting challenge? 

SCPOR is seeking an energetic, people-oriented individual to join our dynamic team. If you:
-have a graduate degree in a health or other relevant discipline;
-love to meet new people and create networks and partnerships;
-have excellent organizational and event-planning skills;
-are excited about the possibilities of patient-oriented research;
You may be just the person for our new Methods Specialist position. Click on this link for more details.

Would you like to know more? Call Charlene Haver, 306 966-8433 or email

Want to know more about POR and the SPOR strategy?

Take a look at our SCPOR Mandate page for more information about SCPOR, Patient-Oriented Research (POR), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) strategy to support POR across Canada.

To learn more about organizing a patient-oriented research team, see our Researchers Page.

Are you interested in getting involved as a patient or family member? See our Patients Page.

SCPOR Webinar Archives Page

SCPOR has partnered with the University of Saskatchewan Health Library to offer a series of webinars on
aspects of literature searching, data archiving and sharing, and open access publishing. These webinars have been recorded and archived on this page for viewing at any time.

Effective patient-oriented research requires a multi-disciplinary approach

Patient and

When you hover over this circle, this text pops up:Patients need to be involved in all aspects of the research to ensure questions and results are relevant

Decision-makers and clinicians need to be involved throughout the entire research process to ensure integration into policy and practice

Researchers benefit from a team approach while contributing their own expertise in rigorous, methodical approaches to answering challenging health care questions

Decision-makers and clinicians need to be involved throughout the entire research process to ensure integration into policy and practice


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An Enriched Research Team

Traditionally, medical researchers published in academic journals, and their results could take years to filter through to front-line care. The POR model is engineered to speed up this process by bringing front line practitioners and policy makers to the research team. Their contribution helps guide the research on a practical, sustainable path. The knowledge generated by the research can more easily be put into practice, and new information and improvements in care informs health care policy as soon as possible.