Resources

We've curated a collection of resources related to our areas of expertise. Click the header of a topic to view its full contents.

Not sure where to start? We can help connect you with specific resources through a research consultation.

Patient Engagement 

General

Groups & Organizations

  • International Association for Public Participation
    IAP2 is an international association of members who seek to promote and improve the practice of public participation in relation to individuals, governments, institutions, and other entities that affect the public interest in nations throughout the world.

    Resources Include:

    • Core Values for the Practice of Public Participation
    • IAP2 Spectrum of Participation
       
  • INVOLVE (UK)
    Funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to support public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research.

    Resources Include:

    • Briefing notes for researchers
    • Evidence Library
    • Publications
    • Cost Calculator
    • Research Project Database
       
  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
    A nonprofit, nongovernmental organization with the goal to improve the quality and relevance of evidence available to help patients, caregivers, clinicians, employers, insurers, and policy makers make informed health decisions. Specifically, we fund comparative clinical effectiveness research, or CER, as well as support work that will improve the methods used to conduct such studies.

 

Knowledge Translation 

 

MSSU 

End of Grant Knowledge Translation Planning Template (Word document)

  • A guide for planning the dissemination and application of your research results.

Integrated Knowledge Translation Plan and Knowledge User Assessment (Word document)

  • A guide for planning a research project that engages knowledge users.

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Groups & Organizations

 

Evidence Synthesis 

General

  • CIHR: A Guide to Knowledge Synthesis
    This is an excellent summary created by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research of what evidence (or knowledge) synthesis is, why it’s important, and the various methods that fall under evidence synthesis research. It also has a useful list of additional sources for further reading.

Methods

Groups & Organizations

  • The Campbell Collaboration
    The Campbell collaboration conducts systematic reviews on education, crime, justice, international development, and social welfare. They also produce methodology resources and training.

  • Cochrane
    Cochrane conducts systematic reviews on health research and health policy topics, with a focus on quantitative research (e.g. randomized-controlled trials).

  • The Joanna Briggs Institute
    The Joanna Briggs Institute conducts systematic reviews on various health topics, using qualitative as well as quantitative research, and with more of a nursing and allied health focus.

 

Privacy & Ethics 

Patient-Oriented Research 

 

MSSU 

5 things to know about patient-oriented research (POR) in Canada (PDF)

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