Vancouver Centre & Provincial Hub

The Provincial Hub (Vancouver) is the first point of contact for Vancouver-area stakeholders (SFU Downtown - please contact the Fraser Centre). The hub also has a number of province-wide roles:

  • Coordinate career development and training for building capacity in patient-oriented research
  • Facilitate networking and research team development
  • Provide operational oversight for data infrastructure development services
  • Engage patients/stakeholders

The hub also liaises with CIHRSPOR Networks and other SUPPORT Units across Canada.

To contact an individual at the provincial hub, please see our Contact Page.

For more information, please contact our Project Manager.

Province-wide roles shown in our model:

  • Coordinate training and capacity development in patient-oriented research
  • Facilitate networking and research team development
  • Coordinate research business services
  • Provide operational oversight for data infrastructure development services
  • Develop and coordinate the patient engagement plan
  • Carry out planning and implementation of day-to-day operations

Other hub roles:

  • First point of contact for all stakeholders* during introduction of initial services beginning in November 2016
  • First point of contact for stakeholders located in the Vancouver area on an ongoing basis; this includes stakeholders located in the Vancouver Coastal region
  • Manage partnership service agreements
  • Manage Memoranda of Understanding with regional centres
  • Facilitate provincial projects
  • Coordinate demonstration projects, communications, and evaluation
  • Carry out formal interaction with CIHR, SPOR Networks and other SUPPORT Units

*Our stakeholders include researchers, patients, health care providers and health system decision makers who are already involved in patient-oriented research or who would like to become involved.