Resources for Research Teams
The SPOR Evidence Alliance research teams regularly respond to health system decision-maker requests for evidence to inform pressing health challenges in Canada and beyond.
To ensure consistent product delivery, we have developed a series of templates and guidance documents for research teams.
Guidance Tools and Resources
Reflective Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Exercise
Designed to support exploration of the social advantages and/or disadvantages in an individual’s life, and learn how these intersecting social factors can impact a research project.
Guidance on Engaging Patient and Public Partners in Research as a Researcher
Designed to provide guidance to researchers wishing to engage patients and members of the public in health research in a meaningful, non-tokenistic way.
Guidance on Being a Patient and Public Partner in Research
Designed to provide guidance to patient and public partners on how to engage in health research in a meaningful and collaborative way.
Resource List for Rapid Review Methods Guidance
Designed to provide guidance on best practices in the conduct of rapid reviews.
Right Review Tool
Formerly known as ‘What Review is Right for You?’, this new and improved tool has been designed to help determine the right knowledge synthesis approach for your specific research question and objective along with helpful resources and examples for the specific approach.
Knowledge Dissemination Tool (coming soon!)
Designed to outline some common strategies to share research findings and activities with various audiences to increase awareness and promote change.
Patient and Public Engagement Request Form
Designed for researchers wishing to request support from the SPOR Evidence Alliance in identifying and engaging patients and/or members of the public in research projects.
Work Plan Template
Designed to provide a narrative roadmap of a research project.
*To be used in tandem with the study budget template.
Study Budget Template
Designed to report on the operational budget and cost sharing for a research project.
*To be used in tandem with the work plan template.
Progress Update Template
Designed to document and report on the status of ongoing research project progress.
Research Brief Template
Designed to present a high-level technical summary of a completed research project.
Plain Language Summary Template
Designed to present a high-level summary of a completed research project for a lay audience.