About the Associate Vice-President Research - Health (UofS) and Vice-President Research and Innovation (SHR) Office
The office of the Associate Vice-President Research - Health and Vice-President Research and Innovation (AVPR-H) builds partnerships, strategic alliances, and supports health research and innovation initiatives, particularly those featuring partnerships between academia and service delivery (including clinicians and policy makers). The AVPR-H facilitates health research funding and administrative support for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) - Saskatchewan Regional Partnership Program.
Saskatchewan Health research and innovation are key contributors to health, economic performance, and well-being at home and abroad.
Catalyze health research and innovation opportunities.
Achieving our mission will deliver the following outcomes:
- Improved health research
- Improved health innovations
- A culture of evidence informed practice
- Enhanced reputation of U of S, SHR and partners in the areas of health research and innovation and innovation training
- Enhanced health research and innovation driven recruitment and retention
To achieve these outcomes the office of the AVPR-H focus on the following strategies with respect to health research and innovation:
- Identify, develop, and champion opportunities that take advantage of existing strengths and respond to priority needs (local, provincial, national, and international)
- Cultivate supportive relationships and partnerships
- Facilitate and/or lead the development of effective policies, best practices, and processes
- Identify systemic barriers and work effectively with others toward their resolution
The office of the Associate Vice-President Research-Health (University of Saskatchewan) / Vice-President Research and Innovation (Saskatoon Health Region) is staffed with health research facilitators and innovation analysts that have health research expertise across many disciplines. Their combined expertise spans mixed-methods, quantitative, and qualitative research; as well as program evaluation and quality improvement science. The following are examples of services our research and innovation office can provide to Saskatoon Health Region and University of Saskatchewan personnel:
- Support with grant applications and funding proposals (particularly clinical, health systems, and population or patient-based health research);
- Development of health research related policies and procedures;
- Designing, budgeting, and managing research, quality improvement, and program evaluation proposals and projects (including logic modelling and Lean methodology);
- Literature reviews, environmental scans, benchmarking, and profiling of best practices;
- Qualitative data collection and analysis, including conducting focus groups and interviews; and
- Quantitative data collection and analysis, including support with research design, analysis models, research instrument development, validation, and psychometric testing.