New Partnership to Advance Building Capacity in Patient-Oriented Research

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CHILD-BRIGHT is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP), Ontario Child Health Support Unit (OCHSU), and the BC SUPPORT Unit, to support the development of a Patient Oriented Research Curriculum in Child Health (PORCCH). Together, as part of this new partnership, CHILD-BRIGHT will support the development of five novel online modules in patient-oriented research in child health, with the first of these expected to launch in early 2018. 

PORCCH is a collaborative effort funded through the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit Working Group for Training and Capacity Building that involves patients and families, health care professionals, clinician scientists, and education researchers and aims to build an interactive online curriculum on patient-oriented research to better train Canada's next generation of researchers as well as patient and family research partners. 

CHILD-BRIGHT, the BC SUPPORT Unit, OCHSU and CCHCSP share a common objective in advancing patient-oriented research training in Canada. 

The Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program (CCHCSP) is a training program currently composed of 17 participating Child Health Research Training Centres that is dedicated to training the next generation of child and youth scientists within an interdisciplinary framework. CCHCSP provides support for these highly qualified child health clinician candidates to develop their requisite knowledge and skills.

The Ontario Child Health Support Unit (OCHSU) – co-located at SickKids and CHEO – supports patient-oriented child health research in Ontario. At SickKids, a Clinical Trials Unit provides methodological expertise in innovative clinical trials and health economics; at CHEO, a Data Hub provides methodological expertise in the acquisition and management of routinely collected health and social data. OCHSU provides methodological support, leads capacity-building initiatives, and has developed data platforms to support child health research across Ontario. 

The BC SUPPORT Unit is a multi-partner organization created to support, streamline and increase patient-oriented research throughout British Columbia. The Unit is one of 10 SUPPORT Units established across the country as part of Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) led by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

To read more about CHILD-BRIGHT’s mandate under CIHR’s SPOR initiative, click here.