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Research Survey Distribution Guidelines

COA and CORS members are eligible to submit research survey requests for distribution to the membership through the COA Dispatch–Research Edition. Submitters and/or PIs are required to be members in good standing of the COA or CORS unless special consideration is granted by the survey review committee.

All survey distribution request must include the information below:

  • the title of the research project;
  • the centre(s), universities conducting the research;
  • a brief description of the research project;
  • the contact information of the primary researcher;
  • the project’s funding source;
  • the target participant demographics (who should complete the survey?);
  • the survey direct link;
  • the survey participation deadline.

All projects and survey requests are subject to approval by the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society (CORS) Executive. Research survey requests will appear in 2 editions of the COA Dispatch–Research Edition.

For more information, contact

COA Research Survey Distribution Application
CORL – Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy Grant

The CORL fund was founded in 2006 to help ensure Canada’s world-class status in orthopaedic research; thereby ensuring orthopaedic patients reap the reward of new techniques and treatments made possible through research grants from this program. Click here for more information.

Community Innovation Award

The Community Innovation Award celebrates community-based surgeons and research studies dedicated to improving patient care or musculoskeletal health in their community. This program fills a gap in the research landscape in Canada, encouraging community orthopaedic researchers to bring their research ideas to fruition. Click here for more information.

CSES Research Grant

In collaboration with the Canadian Shoulder and Elbow Society, the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is introducing a new research awards program; the CSES Research Grant. This award was established to support and encourage orthopaedic surgeons to conduct collaborative shoulder or elbow research. Click here for more information.

Special Awards

When funding allows, the Foundation grants special named research awards. Three of these are the Carroll A. Laurin award, recognizing excellence in clinical research; the Robert B. Salter award, recognizing excellence in basic science research; and the Cy Frank award, recognizing excellence in research innovation. In addition, one of the successful applications in the research competition may be chosen to receive the Alexandra Kirkley Young Investigator Award recognizing outstanding research by a young (less than 40 years of age) investigator. Click here for more information.

J. Édouard Samson Award

The premier award for orthopaedic research in Canada, the J. Édouard Samson Award, recognizes the best career orthopaedic research over a period of five (5) years or more at a Canadian centre. Click here for more information.

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation Research Grants & Awards

The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation is committed to advancing bone and joint health through funding research – the cornerstone on which they were established. Every year, the COF receives a wide array of applications for research grants that explore different aspects of orthopaedic science, from diagnostic techniques to new surgical procedures. Applications are judged by an expert panel according to scientific merit and ultimate clinical benefit to patients.

Learn more about the available grants and awards, application criteria and submission deadlines by clicking here.