Join Our Alliance

Who can Join?

Membership to the Alliance is free and open to anyone that fit into one of the categories below.

  • Knowledge user: An individual in a position to use research findings to make informed decisions about health policies, programs and/or practices (e.g., policy maker, health care provider, patient group).
  • Patient: An overarching term inclusive of individuals with personal experience of a health issue and includes informal caregivers, including family and friends.
  • Researcher: An individual with a full-time, independent research appointment at an academic or research institution (e.g., scientist, assistant professor).
  • Trainee: A graduate student or post-doctoral fellow who works under the formal supervision of an independent researcher. NOTE: Must have a supervisor or mentor who is a current member of the Alliance, in order to register.

Why should you Join?

When you join the Alliance, you can look forward to the following engagement opportunities:

  • Networking opportunities through our broad and multidisciplinary network of research groups across Canada with advanced expertise in knowledge synthesis, clinical practice guidelines development, implementation science, and patient-oriented research.
  • Canada-wide collaboration on various research projects, grant applications, and funding opportunities.
  • The opportunity for researchers to lead research projects in response to decision-maker requests received through our query services.
  • The opportunity for knowledge users, trainees, early career investigators, and patient partners to gain practical research experience through involvement in Alliance research projects.
  • Leadership opportunities through governance activities that provide guidance on the strategic direction of the SPOR Evidence Alliance (subject to seat availability and operating needs).
  • Various training and capacity-building initiatives, such as exclusive access to online courses on knowledge synthesis, knowledge translation and patient partnership in research opportunities.

All new opportunities and participation requirements will be advertised via our monthly newsletters and our social media account (@SPORAlliance). To stay up-to-date with our current opportunities and activities, you can subscribe to our monthly newsletters and follow us on the X.

How to Join

Are you interested in becoming a member?  Click the Start Registration button below.

Got a Question?

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