Research Opportunities

You can help!

If you have one of the conditions that we're currently studying, perhaps you'd consider volunteering to be a subject in one of our research projects. All our research is approved by the Health Research Ethics Board of the University of Alberta, an independent body that makes sure that the research we do is scientifically sound and ethical. We update this list from time to time, so stay tuned!

Current Opportunities

  • James Lind Alliance (JLA) initiative

    The CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (CIHR-IMHA) is very pleased that the Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic has agreed to support the James Lind Alliance (JLA) initiative by sharing the attached digital advertisement and survey link with its clinical staff.

    The survey, in both official languages, is now open and ready for participation. As noted in the introduction portion of the survey, all responses are anonymous and no personal data is being collected. We anticipate that the survey will remain open for approximately two months or until such time as a manageable number of responses has been received. You will be notified a week in advance of the survey closing.

    After the survey closes and the data processing phase has been completed, a consensus workshop will be held to determine the top 10 unanswered research questions in the treatment of adult fibromyalgia. It is anticipated that the findings of the adult fibromyalgia priority setting exercise will be reported to funding and research agenda setting organizations such as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research as well as the major research funding charities.

    The JLA Protocol, which is posted on CIHR-IMHA’s website, refers to publicizing the final results of this initiative. In order to accurately reflect the methodology used, we would appreciate knowing how you plan to distribute the survey information. This detail may be emailed to Elizabeth Robson (

    If you have questions or require clarification of any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth Robson or Nicole Szajcz-Keller (


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