Announcement: Establishment of the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Canadian Data Platform


Announcement: Establishment of the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Canadian Data Platform

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Posted on June 07, 2019

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Announcement: Establishment of the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Canadian Data Platform

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Description


The Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Canadian Data Platform (SPOR CDP) is a pan-Canadian initiative involving researchers and policy makers from every province and most territories in Canada, led by Dr. Kimberlyn McGrail from University of British Columbia and BC SPOR SUPPORT Unit. The SPOR CDP was initially proposed in 2014 and funded in 2018 ($39 million over 7 years) by CIHR with matching funds from other jurisdictions.

This SPOR CDP will enhance Canada’s capacity to analyze routinely collected government data in cross-jurisdictional research by leveraging strong existing national capacity and new advances in analytic techniques. The model allows data to remain within each jurisdiction while being analyzed as if it were centrally located. All local access requirements and approval processes are respected and data never will leave existing provincial or territorial boundaries. This advance opens up vast new opportunities to conduct large national and multi-jurisdictional epidemiological studies in Canada, and allows the opportunity to conduct natural experiments which take advantage of the diversity of policy and program implementation strategies that exist across the country. Related objectives will focus on enhancing and harmonizing the availability of government research data across provinces and territories, and streamlining access and approval processes.

In Manitoba, Dr. Alan Katz (Director, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy) and Dr. Lisa Lix (Director, Data Science Platform at the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation – Manitoba SPOR SUPPORT Unit) are co-leading the Manitoba portion of this initiative.

Webinar Recording

The SPOR CDP provided overviews, updates, and next steps in two webinar sessions last month. If you missed the webinars, the video recording is below. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B67hQSaSrlA&feature=youtu.be