Funding Opportunity: Systematic Review Grant Competition (AHS)

The Emergency Strategic Clinical Network (ESCN) Scientific Office was created to lead Alberta Health Services (AHS) in the promotion, adoption and diffusion of innovation as well as the creation and use of evidence to drive decision-making in emergency medicine. The SCN Scientific Offices pursue six pillars of activity:
1. Advancing Research Knowledge
2. Knowledge Translation
3. Research Facilitation
4. Engaging and Building Partnerships for Research and Innovation
5. Research Capacity Building and Training
6. Research Prioritization
The ESCN Scientific Office has identified several key activities that may support these pillars. One such activity includes the provision of research funding to support the completion of high-quality
systematic literature reviews which address issues in emergency medicine.
     Systematic reviews of primary research are considered to be the highest standard in evidence-based health care. The purpose of this funding call is to offer timely, relevant and scientifically rigorous evidence to emergency medicine decision-makers and knowledge-users in Alberta. In addition to achieving the goal of Building Research Capacity, this funding opportunity also serves to engage and collaborate with the network of academic researchers established by the ESCN Scientific Office. Further, this funding call supports the AHS Strategy for Clinical Health Research Innovation and Analytics which endorses partnerships with academic researchers at Alberta universities.
     This Systematic Review Grant competition will encourage the development of implementable and scalable ideas that will improve the quality of emergency medicine care delivery within the Health Quality Council of Alberta’s six domains of quality: appropriateness, accessibility, effectiveness, efficiency, safety, and acceptability. This competition will advance the ESCN Scientific Office’s long-term research goals, which are aligned with the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences’ performance indicators: (1) advancing knowledge; (2) capacity building; (3) informing decision making; (4) health impacts; and (5) broad economic and social impacts.
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