SPOR National Data Platform

Funding Details
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Grant type: SPOR National Data Platform
  • Years: 2018/19 to 2020/21
  • Total Funding: $9,916,667
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Project Summary

Our vision is to develop a distributed network that facilitates and accelerates multi-jurisdictional research. Many of the elements required for a world-class health data platform already exist in Canada, but they operate within jurisdictional boundaries rather than spanning across them. Connecting Canadian centres of excellence that already work with data covering the entire population is the key to unlocking the potential of our country's unique data assets and expertise. In line with the SPOR vision, our proposed National Data Platform will create new capabilities and a single access portal connecting provincial and pan-Canadian data, including longitudinal data that in some cases goes back 20 years or more. This platform will revolutionize our sector by enabling investigators to conduct multi-jurisdictional, person-focused research more efficiently. It will allow us to address the most pressing health research challenges facing the public and policy-makers, and build Canada's international leadership in the health field, including patient-oriented research.

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