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Welcome to the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit

How can we help you? 

If you are an Alberta or Northwest Territories based researcher who has a project with a patient-oriented focus, the Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit (AbSPORU) can help you connect with a network of services, expertise and resources to help accelerate your research.

We offer training opportunities and services (rather than research operating grants) through seven AbSPORU Platforms to support patient-oriented research from initial concepts through to analysis of a study.


What types of services can I apply for?

There are two types of requests that you can apply for:

Project Services:

  • AbSPORU platforms provide a variety of services to help accelerate your research, from initial concept through to analysis of a study. A detailed description of each platform and services they offer can be found at absporu.ca.

Letter of Support:

  • AbSPORU platforms can provide you with a letter of support (e.g. for submission to grant funding agencies). We encourage requests to be submitted as early as possible to allow sufficient time to review your project and customize the letter we may provide.


How do I apply?

Complete the following forms, as applicable:

  • Project Services: complete the online request form, which provides us with information about your research project and the services you are requesting. If applicable, include a copy of any award letter(s) and research ethics approval(s) for the research project.


  • Letter of Support: complete the online request form, which provides details about the grant you are applying for, who the letter should be addressed to, and a brief description of the type of support you are requesting, and if your grant application is approved.

Please ensure your completed forms are uploaded.


Contact us by completing our online contact-us form and we will get back to you shortly.  You may also contact us at absporu@albertainnovates.ca.