The Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU) is one of several Support for Patient Oriented Research and Trials (SUPPORT) units dedicated to bringing health research findings to life by helping integrate them into patient care.
We engage with patients from across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, and collaborate with the research community on governance, priority setting, and the planning and conducting of research. Through this meaningful and active collaboration, we contribute to an enhanced health system, engaged health research, and improved health outcomes. We are dedicated to supporting patient-oriented research and decision-making that will reflect the needs and values of Maritime patients.
The MSSU and other SUPPORT Units across Canada are administered by SPOR, the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research. SPOR , a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) initiative, is focused on more effectively integrating health research into care.