Forms and Policies

OC SAC Research Committee has developed policies and procedures to assist the researcher either being funded by Osteoporosis Canada preparing an annual or final progress report, wanting a Letter of Support to back their project or for those wanting help in recruiting study participants.

Our Research Priority is to support clinical, translational and health outcomes research that focuses on the high fracture risk population, especially on preventing fractures and their negative consequences.

Annual Progress Reports are required for research conducted during each year of funding from Osteoporosis Canada such as through the CaMos Study or the Tim Murray Travel Awards. Final Reports cover the entire period of the grant and are required at the end of the research funding period.

All reports consist of a lay summary that will appear on the OC websites, a technical report, identification of knowledge translation activities related to the research completed and any future research plans resulting from the findings.

Osteoporosis Canada receives numerous requests from Canadian researchers seeking participants for their studies.  A Policy and Procedure has been developed for providing support for the recruitment of participants for ethical and reputable research relevant to our vision and mission with timelines indicated.  A checklist outlining the requirements needed by Osteoporosis Canada is detailed for the researcher to ensure all information is included with the request.

If the request is accepted, members of our Research committee will be sent a copy electronically for posting or circulating.  A link on our website will be posted and the link will also be forwarded to our COPN group.

Study findings will be shared with Osteoporosis Canada.

Osteoporosis Canada’s staff/volunteers will not actively recruit potential research subjects directly, nor will they answer questions regarding the project.

A Letter of Support will be provided to osteoporosis researchers to support applications for external funding, where the researcher has an established track record in quality research. Requests from both our Scientific Advisory Council members and non- members will be considered if the research is relevant to OC’s mission.  A checklist has been developed for the researcher to ensure all information is included with the request. The researchers should be affiliated with an established organization with credibility in research related to osteoporosis, such as accredited academic institutions. The researchers must also agree to share the study findings with Osteoporosis Canada, by webinar or other appropriate means.